Date lodged: 3 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has put in place to help local authorities that face potential reductions to housing support funding.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 17 April 2018
Housing support services are commissioned by Health and Social Care Partnerships as they are best placed to determine local needs and priorities and make best use of resources.
We are supporting Integration Authorities to improve outcomes across health and social care. In particular we are providing support for the effective commissioning of new and better models of care.
In 2018-19 an additional £66 million is included in the Local Government settlement allocations to support additional spending by local government on social care.
In recent years the delivery of housing support services have been undergoing changes to the traditional models. For example the increased use of technology enabled care. However, although the service models may change, the level of support should not be diminished.