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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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Everyone who provides social care will have access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) under new arrangements announced by health secretary Jeane Freeman.

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Social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from April 1. Health secretary Jeane Freeman made the promise during a coronavirus briefing last week, saying that social care employee’s work “is always hugely valued, and never more so than now.”

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