Date lodged: 23 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-12057 by Shona Robison on 31 October 2017, whether the National Contingency Planning Group has met since 19 October and, if so, whether it will provide an update on what was discussed.
Answered by: Shona Robison 29 November 2017
The National Contingency Planning Group met on 19 October to discuss Bield Housing and Care’s decision to close 12 care homes in Scotland. At this meeting , it was considered how local and national partners would manage the impact of this decision, particularly for residents, their families and the workforce. The Scottish Government continues to be in regular contact with Bield and key stakeholders to ensure that plans are put in place at a local level for residents and that their needs continue to be met in an appropriate setting. This engagement is continuing.