“It locks in social care as a commodity in a market rather than a public service for citizens. In doing so it confirms profit from care as a founding principle of the National Care Service” Unison
” I hope this support will encourage those considering joining this vital workforce to go ahead and do so.”
“I know from my own inbox the number of people seeking help with mental health difficulties continues to increase”
“People may be surprised by the extent of services covered by this Consultation and I would urge as many as possible to respond to it, as this could really be the end for anything other than central control in Scotland.” Alison Evison COSLA
In November 2020 the Scottish Parliament voted to hold a public inquiry into covid related Care Home deaths
The Scottish Young Carers Festival 2021 webpage is where young carers can access over 40 pre-recorded workshops.
“We’re going to have a new pandemic on its own of like, increased mental health because the support has just disappeared”
90% of unpaid carers said that they are spending more time caring and 82% saying they have had no respite since the beginning of the pandemic.
“I am delighted that this new portal will now enable us to ensure this key group of workers can apply for the thank you payment they well deserve.” Kevin Stewart Social Care Minister
David Stewart MSP, Labour, is delighted that the Scottish Government has published guidance to the building industry, ahead of installing fire sprinklers in all new social housing with new regulations coming into effect next year
“A third of the annual £50 million budget – £18 million – will be reserved for sales from SME builders”