Health and social care continues to be under pressure and this update includes data on social care
New guidance has been issued on the wearing of face masks in social care settings
In the 3 Islands Authorities: Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan Siar social care is mainly provided by the council
This payment replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment PIP). It provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have a terminal illness.
Home First provides six weeks of support to enable people to leave hospital earlier and aftercare where they are assessed in their own home environment.
” I hope this support will encourage those considering joining this vital workforce to go ahead and do so.”
“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.”