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Thousands of elderly people are missing out on free personal care because of delays to assessments and care arrangements, a charity has found. Age Scotland says official figures suggest that, each year, around 8,640 people in Scotland wait longer than six weeks for a care assessment. Its own research, compiled…
A patient with "complex" health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems,…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) is launching Propagate - a new six-month project to embed the use of Iriss tools, particularly co-production tools, to support collaboration and conversation. The project will involve delivering a series of workshops to support those working in social services with…
The shortlist for the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced revealing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector and independent organisations, local…
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife at a sheltered housing complex. Eileen Thomson, 70, was taken to hospital after police were called to an address in Priorwood Court, Melrose, at 4.45pm on April 9 after a report of concern for a woman. She…
Skills for Care have today annnounced that the current apprenticeships frameworks in Health and Social Care and in Care Leadership and Management will be withdrawn on 29 December 2017. The planned closure comes after the approval of the new employer-led apprenticeship standards at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Level…
More than 900 adult social care workers a day left their jobs in England last year, according to a new study. Around 60% of those who quit their jobs left the adult social care profession altogether, and the sector experienced an estimated shortage of more than 84,000 care workers. Data…
Old people are being forced to live in unsatisfactory care homes in some parts of the country, according to new analysis. One in three care homes in the North West performed poorly, compared with 20.3% in London, with the elderly and their families having little choice of quality care in…
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