Councillor Alison Dickie, Education, Children and Families Vice Convener, writes in today's Edinburgh Evening News about Corporate Parenting.
Social care and health news
Ambitious plans for redefining health and social care services in Edinburgh have been published.
The Edinburgh Children’s Partnership has become the first in Scotland to receive a ‘very good’ rating from the Care Inspectorate following a recent inspection.
Lord Provost Frank Ross cut the ribbon on Friday (14 June) to officially open the new Ferryfield Hub.
The sight of elderly Edinburgh residents enjoying a spin on three wheels could soon become commonplace – thanks to the delivery of a new form of transport to Inch View Care Home.
A new online resource for people with hearing loss has launched in Edinburgh.
A pioneering centre for children, young people and adults who have been victims of sexual assault and other forms of abuse and neglect is to be created for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Edinburgh's Licensing Board has agreed to extend the number of 'localities' considered as areas of overprovision of licensed premises.
Recommendations to house a new Inclusive Homelessness Service on the site of the former Panmure St Ann’s school have been approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB).
The new Pennywell All Care Centre was officially opened today. Staff and guests welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison, for the formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
Judith Proctor has been recommended as the preferred candidate for the post of Chief Officer of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board and Director of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.
A £4.5m fund to help reduce both waiting times for assessments and delayed discharges in the capital has been approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB).
A joint inspection of health and social work services for older people in Edinburgh has been published today (Tuesday 16 May).
The City of Edinburgh Council has been recognised for its commitment to supporting carers within its employment.
Residents at Edinburgh’s care homes warmed up for next month’s Olympics by taking part in their own mini games on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July.
A sod cutting ceremony was carried out earlier today (Wed 6 July) to officially mark the start of construction work on the first of three health and social care centres in Edinburgh and West Lothian.
A £7.3 million health centre in Edinburgh is scaling new heights following a public vote to rename it.
An Edinburgh care home has become the first in Scotland to win a coveted Soil Association’s Silver Food For Life (FFL) Catering Mark.
Frontline services for Edinburgh’s vulnerable, older and younger residents will be prioritised in the City of Edinburgh Council’s 2016/17 budget, which was set today.
She may be too young to read, but Halle Edwards has become Edinburgh's youngest library member – at the tender age of three weeks.
A safe and wheelchair-friendly path to a state-of-the-art health centre in the west of Edinburgh has been officially opened.
Christmas cooks across Edinburgh are being urged to follow simple tips when cooking in the home, as part of a campaign to avoid food poisoning.
Tackling child poverty is the focus of a new awareness drive being spearheaded by the City of Edinburgh Council.
A new campaign to encourage older people to keep fit and healthy by avoiding falls has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian.
A Question and Answer session on Facebook is the latest initiative by the City of Edinburgh Council to recruit more foster carers.
Plans on how to tackle New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and the health and social problems associated with them are being described to Edinburgh councillors.
The need to reduce alcohol-related harm in Edinburgh while supporting economic development is being presented to councillors.
An Edinburgh public protection campaign against abuse will target night-clubbers on what is said to be the worst night of the year for violent behaviour.
Mental health issues have inspired a group of young people to produce a photography exhibition that will feature in a national festival.
The City of Edinburgh Council is calling on designers, developers and start-up companies to sign up to the challenge.
Read between the lines – that’s the message being promoted by the City of Edinburgh Council during National Suicide Prevention Week.
The Cameron Toll centre has become Edinburgh's first dementia friendly shopping mall after lending its support to a city-wide awareness campaign.
A specialist home which provides a safe place to people with mental health problems in Edinburgh, once they leave hospital care, is being officially opened today (Friday May 23).
A state-of-the-art care home in Edinburgh which specialises in dementia care has been shortlisted for a prestigious national design award.
A new national system designed to give people more say over the care and support they receive is to be implemented in Edinburgh.
A campaign to raise awareness about the symptoms of autism and how best to support individuals and families has been launched in Edinburgh.
Up to 3,500 homes in the capital are to be insulated over the next year in a bid to make them cheaper to heat and reduce fuel poverty.
New housing which caters for the specific needs of adults with learning disabilities has opened in rural west Edinburgh.
With cases of dementia predicted to more than double in Edinburgh, a multi-agency campaign urging people to recognise the signs and to seek help and support was launched today (January 28).
A food warning has gone out to food establishments in Edinburgh over the importance of proper handling of raw bean sprouts.