Social care

Bright start for Bield’s innovative Sure Call service

Housing and care provider Bield is taking full advantage of advances in technology to create services that enable service-users to lead fuller, more flexible lives, while at the same time reducing the workload of care providers.

Published 24 October 2016

Views sought on future of South Ayrshire care homes

Families, staff, and the wider public are being given the chance to feedback on plans looking at South Ayrshire Council’s provision of residential care for older people.

Published 24 October 2016

Health & Social Care Partnership having ‘very good’ impact on Aberdeen community

Aberdeen’s new Health & Social Care Partnership is already having a “very good” impact on people in the city, according to Scotland’s health and care watchdog bodies.

Published 27 September 2016

Scotland’s home care service ‘at breaking point’, finds Unison report

Care provided to vulnerable people in their own homes in Scotland is at “breaking point” as a result of cuts, according to a new report by Unison.

Published 18 August 2016

New chair to lead Fife’s health and social care integration

Rona Laing has been appointed as the new Chair of Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership Board.

Published 12 August 2016

New era for health and social care in North Lanarkshire

The North Lanarkshire Joint Integration Board (JIB) has met for the first time to discuss the future of health and social care in the area.

Published 25 May 2016

Councillors to hear plan for Perth and Kinross health and social care services

A strategic plan which proposes to bring together health and social care services for the local area is to be discussed at the next meeting of Perth & Kinross Council's housing and health committee next week.

Published 20 May 2016

Blog: Housing’s voice in the integration agenda

As the integration of health and social care comes into effect in Scotland, a new blog from Wheatley Group and Stirling University details their project to fund a PhD studentship titled 'Getting housing and health talking'.

Published 12 April 2016

Leading Housing Associations call for close working relationships with new Scottish health and social care boards

Three of Scotland’s leading housing associations, Bield, Hanover (Scotland) and Trust Housing Associations, have combined to write to all of the newly established integrated joint health and social care boards in Scotland to highlight the savings and benefits that could be made by working in greater partnership with housing associations.

Published 4 April 2016

Housing implications in spotlight as health and social care integration goes live

As legislation to implement the integration of health and social care in Scotland comes into force today, housing professionals are being encouraged to participate in a new Housing, Health and Social Care club to discuss the potential implications for the Scottish housing sector.

Published 1 April 2016

Black’s Blog: Jimmy Black is puzzled about sheltered housing

Sheltered housing generally involves a warden call system. If tenants press their buttons when the wardens have gone home, the alarm may go through to the council’s community alarm system. Two systems? Why does there need to be two systems which effectively do the same thing?

Published 31 March 2016

Blog: Joining forces with the health sector to tackle cold homes

By Lisa Glass, partnership officer for health at Shelter Scotland

Published 31 March 2016

Frontline health and social care staff urged to spot signs of fuel poverty

Health and social care professionals across Scotland should be trained to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer households for help, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 30 March 2016

Health & social care integration to go live from April 1st

The single biggest reform to the way health and social care is delivered in Scotland since the creation of the NHS will become fully operational in just a few weeks.

Published 14 March 2016

Urgent change to health and social care ‘not happening fast enough’

A lack of national leadership and clear planning is preventing the wider change urgently needed if Scotland’s health and social care services are to adapt to increasing pressures, according to a report.

Published 10 March 2016