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The Independent Review of Adult Social Care and housing support


The Unit considers the plans for the new National Care Service and the role of housing support after... Read More

Providers of care and support face difficulties obtaining COVID-19 related financial assistance


The Health and Sport Committee is taking evidence as part of its Social Care Inquiry and  recently invited... Read More
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The vaccination programme gets underway


People living in care homes, staff working in care homes and people over 80 years of age living... Read More

GP appointments online – survey on Near Me


The volume of GP appointments carried out online has increased significantly during lockdown.  A survey has been created... Read More

Covid 19 Guidance for non healthcare settings


This guidance on Covid 19 was issued on 24th March 2020 for non health settings.  It includes within... Read More
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Local authorities urged to consider the extra financial pressures on providers


Cosla (Convention of Local Authorities) has issued guidance to its members about the commissioning of social care services... Read More

Fire Safety Guidance for Specialised Housing


The Scottish Government has recently launched new guidance for specialised housing ie sheltered and supported housing. Its development... Read More

Speakers confirmed for UC and Social Security event


The programme for the Unit’s event on 19th September has been finalised and includes the following speakers: from... Read More

Homelessness – event briefing 11th March 2019


Homelessness – event briefing 11th March 2019