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
The Care Inspectorate has published a new resource ‘Dementia care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’ for care services to support them when caring for people living with dementia. You can read this here.
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Sadly, the article in the picture above is not in the online Courier, nor is the one about the MSK Phone Line, so it you want to see these articles in all their glory, buy a copy. 🙂 However, this is the gist of the articles.
Hospital discharge system saves £300 per day A new Discharge to Assess (D2A) team is estimated to be saving NHS Lothian £300 a day by releasing hospital beds early. The team was launched three years ago by the ELHSCP and is continuing to get people home despite the lockdown.
Physio team tackle back pain with phone support line The ELHSCP physiotherapy team has launched a Musculoskeletal (MSK) phoneline to help residents struggling with back problems while face-to-face services are restricted.
It also ran with these articles, which you can see online: