Social care



Care home closure ‘rings alarm bells’ across sector

A charity for older people is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable residents amid rising costs and closures across Scotland’s care sector.

Published 9 February 2018

New head of health and community care appointed in West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), which is responsible for delivering all local primary care, community health and social care services, has appointed a new head of health and community care.

Published 25 January 2018

Plans unveiled for new Methil care village

Plans have been unveiled to develop a new care village for older people in Methil.

Published 23 January 2018

Moray health and social care integration consultation launched

A consultation on revisions to the health and social care integration scheme - the legal contract between NHS Grampian and Moray Council underpinning the Moray Integration Joint Board - has been launched.

Published 17 January 2018

Scottish Government urged to prevent Bield care home closures

Public sector union Unison is calling on the Scottish Government to stop the closure of 12 care homes run by Bield Housing and Care.

Published 15 January 2018

Ayrshire Housing takes ownership of homes from local social care provider

Social care provider Hansel and Ayrshire Housing have announced the transfer of ownership of a number of homes across the region into the housing association’s portfolio.

Published 9 January 2018

Castle Rock Edinvar care and support subsidiary to relaunch outside Places for People Group

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association’s care and support subsidiary Places for People Scotland Care & Support is set to spin-out from the Places for People Group and relaunch as With You in 2018.

Published 18 December 2017

New action plan to improve social care workforce planning

A nation plan has been published which aims to improve workforce planning and showcase innovations in social care.

Published 18 December 2017

Budget needs to address Scotland’s £1 billion social care gap, charity warns

Extra funding of a billion pounds over the next three years is needed to address the gap of funding that exists in social care in Scotland today, MSPs heard this week.

Published 14 December 2017

Organisations call for Brexit impact review into health and social care

Over 50 third sector organisations across the UK have backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill legislation calling for an independent review of the impact of Brexit on health and social care systems.

Published 28 November 2017

Dundee launches ambitious programme for Smart Health & Care

Ambitious plans to put technology to work in care and healthcare were launched yesterday by Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership (DHSCP).

Published 23 November 2017

Official opening for newly refurbished Borders care home

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and SB Cares have officially opened the doors to the new premises of the Community Equipment Service in Tweedbank.

Published 17 October 2017

Perth Technology Enabled Care Conference to host public exhibition

A public exhibition is to be held as part of the Technology Enabled Care Conference in Perth tomorrow.

Published 25 September 2017

Criticism for ‘tick box approach’ to health and social care integration engagement

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.

Published 12 September 2017

New care model ‘not yet achieving its full potential’

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.

Published 24 August 2017