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Staff at Balmore Ward Donate Christmas Presents to Women’s Aid

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Published: December 01 2020 | Domestic Abuse

Generous Glasgow City HSCP staff working in Balmore Ward at Leverndale Hospital decided this year to forego the usual staff tradition of giving presents to each other by Secret Santa and instead donated their presents to the women and children being supported by Renfrewshire Women’s Aid. 

The amount of presents collected shows that staff clearly went way beyond what they would normally purchase for each other.

National Recognition for Glasgow's Recovery Communities

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Published: December 01 2020 | Addictions

Volunteers helping hundreds of people recovering from addiction in Glasgow have received national recognition.

Glasgow's inspirational Recovery Communities have won the hotly-contested Volunteers Category of the prestigious Scottish Health Awards.

A network of groups across the city are helping people rebuild their lives as they recover from drug and alcohol addiction following treatment.

People who have overcome addiction themselves are using their personal experience to offer hope and advice as well as practical and emotional support to others in recovery.

Glasgow City Health Improvement Annual Report 2019/20 Now Available

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Published: December 01 2020 | Health Improvement

The Annual Report for Glasgow City Health Improvement is now available.  This report provides an insight into the progress made by Health Improvement to improve health and reduce health inequalities in 2019/20.  Progress is framed in relation to the three Strategic Direction headers of: Building Mental Well-being and Resilience, Building Structurally and Socially Resilient Communities and Creating a Culture for Health in the City.  The report highlights the way in which teams work across population, people and place to reach those who need support.

Scottish Health Awards 2020 – AHP award winner and praise for Equipu Store service support

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Published: December 01 2020
At a virtual awards ceremony on the 9th Dec, hosted by Fred MacAulay, Alex Kane, Specialist Physiotherapist in Glasgow City HSCP Children’s services, won the Scottish Allied Health Professional Award.

Glasgow City HSCP Buildings / Services Open to the Public During the Holiday Period

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Published: December 01 2020
Social Work Services

Over the festive period all public social work offices will remain open between 08:45am to 4.45pm (Monday to Thursday) and 08.45am to 3.55pm (Friday) but will be closed on the following public holidays: 

Friday 25 December 2020 Monday 28 December 2020  Thursday 31 December 2020 closed from 12 noon onwards Friday 1 January 2021 Monday 4 January 2021.

The exception to the above is:

Glasgow City HSCP Team Supports Vulnerable Families this Christmas

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Published: December 01 2020 | Children and Families

Glasgow City HSCP’s Children and Families Team will be spreading festive cheer to some of the city’s most vulnerable children this Christmas.

Home Care Recruitment Campaign Reaches Final of APSE Awards

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Published: December 01 2020 | Social Care

Glasgow City HSCP was recognised at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards for public sector excellence last week.

The Care Team were finalists in the category ‘Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative’, for the mass home care recruitment campaign which ran in April last year. They worked alongside the Council’s Marketing, Social Media and PR team to run a multi-platform recruitment campaign across two weeks. They then overhauled the recruitment process to make it more timely and less admin intensive by incorporating a pre-screening tool.

Adriana offers Hope to People Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

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Published: January 01 2021 | Mental Health

Anyone watching swing dancer, Adriana Klick, bounce through the Lindy Hop would be shocked to learn she has had suicidal thoughts.

The bubbly, energetic 42-year-old has struggled with her emotional wellbeing since her teens and been on anti-depressants for two decades.

Staying positive, especially as someone living alone during the pandemic, still takes daily work, but she is happy to share her story to help tackle the stigma and shame which she feels can deter people from seeking help for mental ill-health.

Glasgow's COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Centres

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Published: January 01 2021 | Health Improvement

Glasgow has five COVID-19 mass vaccination centres which are all wheelchair accessible.

Vaccination centres are operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and it is the NHS who will invite you to an appointment at a vaccination centre (not the council).

The city's mass vaccination centres are located at:-

Do you care about your community and local health and social care services and want to have your voice heard?

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Published: February 01 2021 | Public Engagement

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) is responsible for the planning, design and delivery of Child, Adult and Older People's local health and social care services. GCHSCP has three Locality Engagement Forums, one for the North East, North West and South localities of the city. 

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