Scottish Government have agreed approach to supporting social care sector

From David J Kennedy, COSLA

COSLA Leaders and Scottish Government have agreed an approach to supporting the social care sector to ensure that reasonable additional costs will be met.

Commenting following a meeting of COSLA’s Leadership Sounding Board COSLA’s Health and Social Care Spokesperson Councillor Stuart Currie said:

“Council Leaders are clear that ensuring the social care sector remains sustainable is a key priority for Local Government.  This agreement and the initial payment of £50 million announced by the Scottish Government last week will allow Health and Social Care Partnerships to continue to support the social care sector to respond to COVID 19.”

The principles can be found on the COSLA website here

First Connected Communities e-bulletin

From Lorraine Congalton, Community Development Officer, ELC

Hi there

I hope you are all well in these uncertain times.

Please find the link below to our first Connected Communities e-bulletin.  This first bulletin will focus on youth services and information to support mental wellbeing.

Please share round your networks.

Many thanks


Lorraine Congalton
Community Development Officer
 07976 596 112

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STV filming at Eskgreen

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