Skip to main content

Language: English / Gàidhlig

Loading…

Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question ref. S6W-05063
Asked by: Michelle Thomson, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 13 December 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people aged under 60 who can no longer be looked after by their families at home due to complex medical issues.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 25 January 2022


Answer

Through local Health and Social Care Partnerships, a wide range of support is provided to people aged under 60 who can no longer be looked after by their families at home due to complex medical issues.

This includes support from GPs and community Multi-Disciplinary Teams including therapists, nurses and social work teams. In some circumstances support from specialists may be necessary to handle specific complex medical issues, however the community team remains the cornerstone of care. Scottish Government recently announced £20 million to strengthen Multi-Disciplinary Teams, to support joint working between health and social care.

Self-directed Support (SDS) is Scotland’s mainstream approach to social care that seeks to give people choice and control over how their care is provided. Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) are required to ensure that people are offered a range of choices on how they receive their social care support.

Where it is no longer possible for people to remain at home, a wide range of residential options, in homely settings, are available. There is a robust assessment process to ensure that any receiving setting is assessed as a good match and can meet the health and social care needs of individuals.