Social care



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

New Health and Social Care Partnership launched in Fife

The launch of Fife’s new Health and Social Care Partnership was officially marked at a conference yesterday.

Published 4 February 2016

Final few weeks for Perth and Kinross health and social care consultation

There's still time to take part in consultation on how health and social care services in Perth and Kinross will be delivered locally in the future.

Published 6 January 2016

SFHA: Housing must be involved in health and social care integration

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for housing to be fully involved in the future integration of health and social care services in Scotland.

Published 4 December 2015

Audit Scotland: Health and social care integration faces major challenges

Significant risks must be addressed if a major reform of health and social care is to fundamentally change how services are delivered, and improve outcomes for the people who use them, Audit Scotland has warned.

Published 3 December 2015

Top awards for West Dunbartonshire health and social care services

West Dunbartonshire residents are receiving some of the best health and social care in Scotland, with the team picking up four national awards in as many months.

Published 23 November 2015

West Dunbartonshire health and social care services in line for awards

Two teams within West Dunbartonshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership have been nominated for national awards.

Published 27 October 2015

Joining up health and social care in Angus

The work to integrate health and social care services in Angus has taken another step forward with the Scottish Government’s approval of the Angus Integration Scheme.

Published 21 October 2015