Social Care

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A plan outlining steps to prepare and support Scotland’s social care sector through the winter has been published by the Scottish Government. The Adult Social Care Winter Preparedness Plan, backed by an additional £112 million in funding, will support social care users in residential, co

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Finance secretary Kate Forbes has urged the Home Office to include social care workers on a list of under-filled jobs in its new points-based immigration system. In a letter to home secretary Priti Patel, Ms Forbes said adding social care workers, many of whom are on the frontline of the c

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Care home residents and their family and friends will soon be able to enjoy longer visits together and greater personal interaction, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

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Scotland’s health and social care sector will receive £1.1 billion in additional funding to support its work through coronavirus pressures, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced. The funding will be allocated to NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland to

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A further £1.8 billion has been allocated by the Scottish Government for health and social care as part of an additional £2.5bn package in response to coronavirus. The Autumn Budget Revision (ABR) for 2020-21 brings the total committed so far to deal with the pandemic to more than £

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The new immigration system being proposed by the UK Government would leave Scotland’s vital social care sector critically short of staff, according to a new report. The Scottish Government’s response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence on the UK Shortage Oc

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A new web-based tool, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will allow care homes to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) trends and identify risks quicker. The Turas Care Management tool will launch today and will allow all private and public sector care homes across the country to record in one

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Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional £2.9 million of Scottish Government backing. Scottish Government’s ‘Support in the Right Direction’ programme was initially funded until March 2021, with

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The social care sector will receive up to £50 million further additional funding from the Scottish Government to help meet additional costs related to coronavirus, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced. Following an agreement between the Scottish Government and COSLA, the funding will b

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Extra financial support is to be given to social care workers in Scotland during the coronavirus emergency. The Scottish Government has stepped in to provide additional funding to ensure all social care workers receive enhanced sick pay where they have received a positive COVID-19 test.

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An initial £50 million to help the social care sector deal with the financial implications of coronavirus has been confirmed by the Scottish Government. The funding will help address the immediate challenges faced in the social care sector and support the ongoing provision of social care.

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The Scottish Government is proposing an additional £19.2 million investment in Carer’s Allowance Supplement as part of the next emergency coronavirus legislation in recognition of the additional pressure that carers are under as a result of the ongoing pandemic.  If approved by the

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