Social care

Dundee residents asked to help shape the future of technology enabled care

A Health & Social Care Partnership is asking the citizens of Dundee to think about how technology can be used to enhance care and healthcare in the city.

Published 14 August 2017

Work starts on £6.4m sheltered housing complex in North Ayrshire

Construction work is getting underway on a state-of-the-art sheltered housing complex in Saltcoats.

Published 9 August 2017

New housing accommodating varying needs of older people in Elgin complete

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.

Published 9 August 2017

Annual performance report for Borders Health and Social Care Partnership published

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has published its performance report for 2016/17.

Published 31 July 2017

Borders social care locality consultation launched

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.

Published 19 July 2017

First Minister meets residents of pioneering ‘community care’ housing complex

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 back into the community.

Published 18 July 2017

New Care at Home contracts set for Perth and Kinross

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.

Published 1 June 2017

Blog: How do we resolve delayed hospital discharges for health and social care reasons?

Trust Housing Association’s Rhona McLeod outlines how a Housing with Care model could address the issue of delayed hospital discharges.

Published 24 May 2017

Housing with Care model could reduce delayed hospital discharges

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.

Published 18 May 2017

Blog: Charities must get social care provision under control

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.

Published 3 May 2017

MSPs to investigate health and social care integrated joint boards

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.

Published 14 February 2017

Dundee event to explore health and social care ‘revolution’

The next five years in digital health and social care is a key topic at this year's Dundee SmartCare Convention, a free event in the Caird Hall tomorrow.

Published 14 February 2017

£4.8m sheltered housing complex opens in North Ayrshire

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.

Published 23 January 2017

£107m funding for health and social care integration

The Scottish Government is to invest an extra £107 million to ensure more people are able to be cared for safely in their own homes and avoid preventable admissions to hospital.

Published 10 January 2017

Health and social care delivery plan published

A national delivery plan to up the pace of improvement and change within Scotland’s health and care system has been published.

Published 20 December 2016