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