Care Home Sustainability

 

About the Evidence Session

Following the announcement from Bield Housing Association that they are withdrawing from the residential care sector, the Committee has agreed to carry out a one-off evidence session on care home sustainability.

Prior to this session taking place, the Committee has issued a short targeted call for views with the following questions:

  • What impact does the recent announcement of the closer of 12 residential care homes have on your area?
  • Are there concerns regarding the sustainability of residential service provision (in your area)? and if so, how could they be addressed?

The oral evidence session took place on Tuesday 12 December.  The following organisations gave evidence:

  • CCPS - Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
  • Scottish Care
  • COSLA
  • Bield
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Lothian Integration Joint Board
  • Fife Integration Joint Board

Following this evidence session the Committee decided to hold a further oral evidence session on 6 February with Audit Scotland and the Scottish Government.

The following written submissions were received:

Correspondence

Following the evidence session on 6 February, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison wrote to the Convener on the issue of the UK Government's Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April 2017.