Social care

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

Dundee event to explore health and social care ‘revolution’

The next five years in digital health and social care is a key topic at this year's Dundee SmartCare Convention, a free event in the Caird Hall tomorrow.

Published 14 February 2017

£4.8m sheltered housing complex opens in North Ayrshire

A state-of-the-art housing development which is expected to have a major positive impact on the lives of older people has been officially opened in North Ayrshire.

Published 23 January 2017

£107m funding for health and social care integration

The Scottish Government is to invest an extra £107 million to ensure more people are able to be cared for safely in their own homes and avoid preventable admissions to hospital.

Published 10 January 2017

Health and social care delivery plan published

A national delivery plan to up the pace of improvement and change within Scotland’s health and care system has been published.

Published 20 December 2016

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