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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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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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