Deputations to the December EIJB

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met on Tuesday 13th December. There were deputations from Edinburgh TUC and City of Edinburgh Unison. We’re pleased to post the contributions from Des Loughney and Carmen Simon from Edinburgh TUC. You can find the board papers that are referred to on the council website and watch a video ofContinue reading “Deputations to the December EIJB”

What we need from a National Care Service

In this, the second of our series of posts on the care crisis, Kathy Jenkins looks at what we need from a National Care Service and how the Scottish Government’s planned service, currently before Parliament, fails in almost every respect. A National Care Service for Scotland Trade unions and others are expressing many serious concernsContinue reading “What we need from a National Care Service”

Why is the EIJB discussing care in private?

This post from Councillor Ross McKenzie is the first in a series which we place to publish on the social care crisis in Edinburgh. The ‘Edinburgh Integration Joint Board’ (EIJB) also known as the ‘Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership’ (HSCP) was established in 2015 to oversee the planning and delivery of newly integrated healthContinue reading “Why is the EIJB discussing care in private?”

Edinburgh Care Crisis

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met on Tuesday 18th October. One of the major items on their agenda – a Scottish Government report on health and social care in the city was discussed in private (point 11 referred to in the deputations that we post here). Another Edinburgh is Possible held a protest outside theContinue reading “Edinburgh Care Crisis”

Conference: Our City, Our Future

Another Edinburgh is Possible is holding a conference on Saturday 10th September. Register for the conference by clicking here The day is designed to be participative so that individuals and campaigns can share ideas and strategies and learn from each other. The conference is co-sponsored by Edinburgh Campaign Against Poverty, Zero Covid Scotland, Edinburgh ClimateContinue reading “Conference: Our City, Our Future”

Deputations to the August EIJB

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met on Tuesday 8th August. It seems that the proposed public consultation on closure of publicly run care homes will not begin until December 2022. Members of Edinburgh Trades Union Council (ETUC) submitted deputations on care and we reproduce them here. ETUC would welcome comments from social care workers, carersContinue reading “Deputations to the August EIJB”

Write to your MSP

The Scottish Government has published plans for a National Care Service. The new service would rely on outsourcing to the private sector. We believe there is no room for profit in care. The recent report Profiting From Care shows how private providers siphon off money to investors that could and should be spent on care.Continue reading “Write to your MSP”

Profiting from care

A new report ‘Profiting from Care – why Scotland can’t afford privatised social care’ was launched in Edinburgh today. Here we share a short summary of the report’s findings and provide a link to the PDF version. It’s well worth reading in full. We’d love to publish longer reviews of the report or short reflectionsContinue reading “Profiting from care”

Edinburgh TUC meeting

Edinburgh TUC is convening a Zoom meeting which will be attended by Councillor Ricky Henderson who is chair of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB). The EIJB is responsible for the provision of Social Care in Edinburgh. In 2022 it is going to consult with the public on the future of the four Care HomesContinue reading “Edinburgh TUC meeting”