Social Care

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VSA, the social care charity supporting the people of Aberdeen & North East Scotland, welcomed Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland and shadow cabinet secretary for education and skills to its headquarters in the city of Aberdeen this week. Mr Kerr heard more about the charity’s-modern a

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Scottish Borders Council is to begin community engagement regarding its plans for a new care village development in Tweedbank. A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted by the local authority for the 60-bed facility ahead of a formal planning application.

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West Lothian Council has agreed action which should save council-run care homes from closing. The West Lothian Integration Joint Board (IJB) is responsible for commissioning adult health and social care services and overseeing the delivery of these services in West Lothian.

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The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board has agreed an ambitious new plan to improve care standards and drive down costs across the capital through smarter, more modern and person-centred care. At the heart of the new plan is to reduce waiting times and improve access to care and support. This can only

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People across Scotland are being invited to have a say on how a new National Care Service should work. A programme of meetings will take place over the summer, stretching from Dumfries and Galloway to Shetland. There will also be online meetings for anyone who would prefer to join discussions remote

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Social workers in Scotland are ‘leaving in their droves’, according to a new social care policy brief from Scotland’s largest trade union body. In its report: ‘Undervalued, underpaid and leaving in droves: The crisis in Scotland’s adult social care workforce', the Scott

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Strengthened national guidance on visiting has improved residents’ quality of life, health secretary Michael Matheson was told by staff and residents at a care home in Greenock. The Health and Social Care Standards, which came into force last April, gave people living in care homes rights to s

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A care home developer has failed in its bid to overturn a decision to reject its plans for a 66-bed care home on the site of a former bowling and tennis club in Glasgow. Northcare (Scotland) Ltd submitted a second bid in October to replace Anniesland Bowling and Tennis Club at Helensburgh Drive with

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Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire’s new Strategic Commissioning Plan for the next three years has been approved by the North Lanarkshire Integration Joint Board (IJB). The plan sets out ambitious key local priorities for health and social care services to ensure people are supported t

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The Dundee Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board (IJB) agreed its budget for the coming year at its meeting yesterday. A total of £284.1 million will be spent on service delivery in 2023/24, an increase of £4.5m on last year’s figure.

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Midlothian Council’s residential care homes for young people have been rated as ‘very good’ after an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate. The Care Inspectorate, responsible for inspecting care services throughout Scotland, visited the two care homes in Gorebridge and Wo

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