The Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care, the Coalition of Care and support Providers in Scotland and the Scottish Social Service Council have issued a joint statement in support of the Scottish Government's decision to extend health board free flu vaccine programmes to include certain social care staff. 

This will include social care staff of all ages who have a direct hands-on care role working in the following settings:

  • Residential care and secure care for children
  • Community care for persons at home (including housing support and care at home services)
  • Care homes for adults

You can read the full statment here.