Meet­ing of health and care lead­ers

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

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.”

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