Laura Sharman 13 January 2022

Scottish councils pledge to deploy staff and capacity to social care services

Scottish councils pledge to deploy staff and capacity to social care services image

Scottish councils have warned some services may be paused or reduced in order to protect critical social care services.

COSLA, the Scottish Government and other local partners have agreed to work together to maximise social care support.

This includes prioritising services and identifying staff who can be deployed to sustain and maintain support for social care services.

COSLA president Alison Evison said: 'Once again, no matter the ask, councils along with other public services will rise to the challenge in terms of providing an appropriate local response. As the sphere of government closest to our communities across Scotland, once more local government will play our part in the COVID response.

'Where pressures on staffing levels are identified, help and support for those most vulnerable as well as the life and limb services in our communities will be prioritised. As it has been throughout the pandemic, health and social care and keeping people safe will be front and centre of local prioritisation.'

Theres a whiff of purpose once more on devolution image

There's a whiff of purpose once more on devolution

Devolution should rock the status quo and create a new culture of governance which pushes everyone who currently holds decision-making power out of their comfort zones, says deputy chief executive of New Local Jessica Studdert.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

DLO Joiner/ Carpenter

Lambeth Council
£32,301 per annum
We offer a challenging, yet exciting opportunity to work within a brand new Direct Delivery service carrying... Lambeth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Lambeth Council

Interim Change Project Officer

Lambeth Council
£35,067 inclusive LW
We are looking for a pro-active, dynamic and resilient individual with relevant skills and experiences to support management in... Lambeth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Lambeth Council

Parking & Licensing Officer

Lambeth Council
£29,544 - £30,618 per annum
Are you a creative thinker who can deliver the best possible service to our citizens? Lambeth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Lambeth Council

Covid Warden

Lambeth Council
£32,301 - £33,474 per annum
We have an exciting opportunity for  individuals who are passionate about their community. Lambeth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Lambeth Council

Planner (Policy)

Lambeth Council
£34,689 – £37,491
This is an exciting opportunity to join Lambeth’s Policy and Place-shaping team and support the Council’s ambitious Planning service as... Lambeth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Lambeth Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue