David Heaney Plans have been unveiled to develop a new care village for older people in Methil.
A consultation on revisions to the health and social care integration scheme - the legal contract between NHS Grampian and Moray Council underpinning the Moray Integration Joint Board - has been launched. The changes include duties to support adult carers becoming the responsibility of the Board and
Public sector union Unison is calling on the Scottish Government to stop the closure of 12 care homes run by Bield Housing and Care. Bield outlined plans to withdraw from all registered care home provision in October last year as part of a new Business Strategy that it said “will secure its long-t
Jim Whiston, director of Ayrshire Housing and Gerry Lindsay, managing director at Hansel Social care provider Hansel and Ayrshire Housing have announced the transfer of ownership of a number of homes across the region into the housing association’s portfolio.
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association’s care and support subsidiary Places for People Scotland Care & Support is set to spin-out from the Places for People Group and relaunch as With You in 2018. The move will allow the organisation to be more flexible in developing life-changing support ser
Shona Robison A nation plan has been published which aims to improve workforce planning and showcase innovations in social care.
Extra funding of a billion pounds over the next three years is needed to address the gap of funding that exists in social care in Scotland today, MSPs heard this week. Scottish Care told the Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee inquiry into care home sustainability that care homes are
Over 50 third sector organisations across the UK have backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill legislation calling for an independent review of the impact of Brexit on health and social care systems. The sector is concerned about the impact on staff from the EU, a decline in funding for medical
Ambitious plans to put technology to work in care and healthcare were launched yesterday by Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership (DHSCP). The launch comes during Digital Health & Care Week and is one of a series of events around Scotland.
Councillor Tom Weatherston, executive member for adult social care with Carol Gillie, director of finance at NHS Borders The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and SB Cares have officially opened the doors to the new premises of the Community Equipment Service in Tweedbank.
A public exhibition is to be held as part of the Technology Enabled Care Conference in Perth tomorrow. Exhibitors at the Conference will include the Perth & Kinross Council Telecare (Community Alarms) Service, Speech & Language Therapy, Alzheimer Scotland, Moving and Handling and the Scottis
Neil Findlay The Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee has criticised health and social care Integration Authorities (IAs) for having a ‘tick box’ approach to engaging with the public and stakeholders.
New ways of offering people more choice and control over their social care can make a real difference but further work is needed to ensure everyone can benefit, according to a report out today. Since 2014 councils have been responsible for implementing Self-directed Support (SDS), which offers peopl
The CleverCogs system produced by Blackwood A Health & Social Care Partnership is asking the citizens of Dundee to think about how technology can be used to enhance care and healthcare in the city.
Construction work is getting underway on a state-of-the-art sheltered housing complex in Saltcoats. A ground-breaking ceremony signalled the beginning of the £6.48 million project to create 36 new homes for older people.