Social care



New action plan to improve social care workforce planning

A nation plan has been published which aims to improve workforce planning and showcase innovations in social care.

Published 18 December 2017

Budget needs to address Scotland’s £1 billion social care gap, charity warns

Extra funding of a billion pounds over the next three years is needed to address the gap of funding that exists in social care in Scotland today, MSPs heard this week.

Published 14 December 2017

Organisations call for Brexit impact review into health and social care

Over 50 third sector organisations across the UK have backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill legislation calling for an independent review of the impact of Brexit on health and social care systems.

Published 28 November 2017

Dundee launches ambitious programme for Smart Health & Care

Ambitious plans to put technology to work in care and healthcare were launched yesterday by Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership (DHSCP).

Published 23 November 2017

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