Meeting of health and care leaders
Health and social care chiefs met in Aberdeen yesterday to address the challenges the sector is facing in the future.
It was recently revealed that by 2022, eight out of 10 Scottish school leavers would have to take up jobs in care in order to cope with the spiraling demand in areas such as care and nursing homes.
Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen councils and a number of local charities met at the Oil and Gas Technology Centre.
The event was organised by Inspire, a charity which helps people with additional support needs in the north-east.
Among the topics discussed was how technology can help with staffing pressures.
The charity’s chief executive Linda Gray said: “This is really about working together to try and meet these challenges.”