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National Care Service Bill Published

New Vision for the Future of Social Care Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will ensure the best possible outcomes for people accessing care and support and end the ‘postcode lottery’ of care. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish

Strong Support For Proposed National Care Service

Analysis of consultation responses published. A consultation has revealed strong support for proposals to establish a National Care Service accountable to Scottish ministers. More than three-quarters (77%) of people who responded to the official consultation thought the main benefit of the proposed change would be

Looking After Social Work & Social Care Staff

New £1m Fund for Workforce Wellbeing A new £1 million fund has been established to support projects which look after the wellbeing of staff working in social care. The Workforce Wellbeing Fund for Adult Social Work and Social Care will be managed by Inspiring Scotland,

Restrictions Eased for Care Home Residents

Isolation Periods Reduced & Removed Under new guidance issued to care home operators, most people admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks. People transferring from hospitals to care homes will no longer need to isolate if they have

Staff Joining Social Care to Have Fees Waived

SSSC registration and PVG checks to be funded. New staff joining the social care workforce are to have entry costs paid by the Scottish Government until the end of March. Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration will now

£856.5m for NHS Tayside in Scottish Budget

Record Health Investment to Benefit Angus The Scottish Government’s 2022-23 Budget will see record investment in Scotland’s NHS, including £856.5 million for NHS Tayside – up £36.6 million on last year’s funding for the health board. The Budget confirmed £18 billion for Health and Social

Social Care Personal Assistants To Receive £500 Payment

Dedicated portal to reach last group of social care workers.  A special online portal has been launched for more than 10,000 Personal Assistants across Scotland to ensure they receive a £500 thank-you payment. The Personal Assistant workforce are employed directly by disabled people, for whom

Supporting Our NHS & Care Services

First 100 Days: Recovery for a Fairer Future These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. Over the last year, our NHS and care services have stepped up on behalf of the entire country. We must properly recognise their tremendous efforts and

Care for All

Delivering for Scotland #30: Free Personal Care The SNP is committed to building a Scotland where our society looks after all its citizens. Under the SNP, Scotland has made great strides on this front. Free personal care for older people is one of the landmark

Fair Pay for Social Care Workers

Staff to be Paid at Least the Real Living Wage Graeme has welcomed a commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour, agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. Funding of £64.5 million will be