“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
“They are exhausted and burned out, physically and mentally, and many have had little, or no respite and are now back in the deep end facing a rise in intense pressures and hospital activity.”
“The pandemic has highlighted more than ever before, the skill and compassion demonstrated by our social service staff across Scotland.” Lorraine Gray
“The six Carers Week charities are calling on Government to urgently deliver a plan for social care reform and set out long term investment in care and support services.”
“Social Care staff provide a critical and valuable service, never more apparent than during this emergency period.”
A digital hub has been established to support workers in Health and Social Care and Carers with their physical and mental health.
If anyone who has received a letter needs further information on how to register or get help, to contact the Hub on 01856879900.
“We have now informed councils that any additional expenditure to maximise the care available to our communities, aligned to work that is already underway, will be covered by the Scottish Government.”
This new unit aims to be a bridge between doctors and nurses and social welfare , health and well-being .
“If the SNP is elected after the next Holyrood election, we will expand childcare into the school holidays for primary pupils from the poorest backgrounds “