Social Care

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A special online portal has been launched for more than 10,000 Personal Assistants across Scotland to ensure they receive a £500 thank you payment from the Scottish Government. The Personal Assistant workforce are employed directly by disabled people, for whom they provide vital support to ena

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A commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour has been agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. Funding of £64.5 million will be committed to ensure adult social care workers will be paid at least the Real Living Wag

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The Scottish public will have a greater say in how major decisions around health and social care services are delivered in Scotland. New guidance issued by the Scottish Government will ensure NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and local authorities uphold their legal duty to consult and engage wit

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Routine indoor visiting of care home residents by relatives, friends and carers will be able to resume in Scotland from early March with care providers supporting residents to have up to two designated visitors each and one visit a week for each visitor. With a wide range of protections now in place

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Additional funding of £500,000 is being allocated by the Scottish Government to provide practical measures of support for health and social care staff working to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Following direct feedback from staff, this funding will support local provision of hot drinks and s

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The first residents have been welcomed to Clydebank’s new £14.092 million state-of-the-art care facility at Queens Quay House. In line with coronavirus restrictions, residents from Mount Pleasant House and Frank Downie House moved in over a two day period, and will remain within the

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Residents of homes for older people in Scotland will begin to receive the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 from today. After more than 5,000 key NHS workers and vaccinators received the vaccine in the first few days of the programme, it is now being extended to include care home staff and residents.

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Health and social care staff feel a strong sense of pride in their service and achievements despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey has found. The Everyone Matters Pulse Survey found that despite concerns about challenges in both their work and personal lives, staff expresse

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a one-off payment for Scotland’s lifesavers and care-givers on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic. A pro-rated payment of £500 will be made as soon as is practicable to all NHS and social care workers employed since 17 March 202

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