Social care



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

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