Neil Findlay The Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee has criticised health and social care Integration Authorities (IAs) for having a ‘tick box’ approach to engaging with the public and stakeholders.
New ways of offering people more choice and control over their social care can make a real difference but further work is needed to ensure everyone can benefit, according to a report out today. Since 2014 councils have been responsible for implementing Self-directed Support (SDS), which offers peopl
Construction work is getting underway on a state-of-the-art sheltered housing complex in Saltcoats. A ground-breaking ceremony signalled the beginning of the £6.48 million project to create 36 new homes for older people.
Linkwood View Hanover Scotland has taken delivery of a new development for older people in Moray, which has been purpose built to provide innovative, high quality services, including dementia, wheel chair adapted and Extra Care facilities.
The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has published its performance report for 2016/17. The report gives an update on progress of the delivery of the Partnership’s strategic objectives as laid out in the Strategic Plan and was developed following extensive engagement with officer
The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership is holding a consultation on health and social care locality plans which have been developed for Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot & Liddesdale and Tweeddale. The locality plans focus on recommendations from the Partnership’s Strategi
Resident Ada Caldwell with the First Minister in the 'sensory room' at Varis Court First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was given an official tour yesterday of one of Hanover Scotland’s brand new housing developments for older people in Moray that uses pioneering design and research to bring health care
Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is to introduce a new contract for providing Care at Home services which aim to support people to lead active, independent and healthy lives in their own communities. Perth and Kinross has a growing population of older people and the HSCP a
Rhona McLeod A new report commissioned by Trust Housing Association has concluded that the social landlord's Housing with Care model of integrated housing and care services for older people could offer an affordable solution to the growing issue of long-term delayed discharges in Scottish hospitals.
Alastair Keatinge Funding pressures in social care are taking charities into territory littered with pitfalls and challenges alike. Not only are they are under pressure from council funding cuts, they face rising wage costs and growing demand for services.
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament's health and sport committee are to investigate whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to
A state-of-the-art housing development which is expected to have a major positive impact on the lives of older people has been officially opened in North Ayrshire. The £4.8 million development at Montgomery Court, Kilbirnie, has been designed to specifically meet the needs of the older population i