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”

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”

Outside all four threatened care homes today

Another Edinburgh is Possible Press release – for immediate distribution 16th December 2021 SAVE OUR CARE HOMES Earlier this month campaigners rallied outside Ferrylee, one of the four publicly run care homes that remains under the threat of closure.  Today the campaign raised a banner outside all four homes, Ferrylee, Fords Road, Clovenstone House and Jewel House to sendContinue reading “Outside all four threatened care homes today”

Keeping up the pressure on the EIJB

Drumbrae has been closed. The decision about closure of the other four publicly run residential care homes has been postponed until after the local authority elections in 2022. Had there been no campaign the homes could be already gone. At the last ‘Another Edinburgh is Possible Meeting’ we agreed to keep up the pressure onContinue reading “Keeping up the pressure on the EIJB”

Outcomes of the EIJB meeting

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board, which organises integrated health and social care in the city, met on Tuesday 28th September. The meeting time and date had been changed twice at short notice. You might think that the board was trying to evade protest. In the event there were rallies outside the City Chambers, both inContinue reading “Outcomes of the EIJB meeting”

Edinburgh TUC’s deputations to the EIJB

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met to discuss proposals for care home closures today (28th September). Campaigners made online deputations (statements) to the meeting. There were two statements from the Edinburgh Trade Union Council. The first from Des Loughney: My name is Des Loughney, Secretary of Edinburgh Trade Union Council. My colleague is Kathy JenkinsContinue reading “Edinburgh TUC’s deputations to the EIJB”

Care Provision in Edinburgh

We asked Edinburgh City Council eight questions about how care provision in Edinburgh is distributed between the public and private sectors. They answered six of our questions. We will be getting back to them about the two they didn’t answer. We wanted to know about the number of private organisations contracted by CEC to provideContinue reading “Care Provision in Edinburgh”

Save Our Care Homes – Campaign News

The next critical date in the campaign is September 14th when the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board is holding a special meeting to discuss the closure proposals. We understand that they intend to take a decision on closure at this meeting and then open a period of consultation which will run until the end of theContinue reading “Save Our Care Homes – Campaign News”

Save Our Care Homes – Protest Report

There was a lively Save Our Care Homes protest outside the City Chambers on Tuesday as the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met for its August meeting.  There were deputations to the board from Des Loughney and Kathy Jenkins from Edinburgh TUC, and from Unison and Unite the two unions that represent workers in the careContinue reading “Save Our Care Homes – Protest Report”

Save Our Care Homes – Protest

Join the protest rally outside the City Chambers as the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board meets on Tuesday 17th August. It’s likely that the board will hold a special meeting in September to make the decision to close 5 out of the 9 local authority care homes inn Edinburgh. We want to build a campaign thatContinue reading “Save Our Care Homes – Protest”