£1.25m deal set to boost East Lothian older people

AN agreement to invest £1.25 million in services to older people in East Lothian has been approved by the Scottish Government.

The investment plan, developed from the county’s Older People’s strategy, was originally agreed at a workshop in February attended by more than 40 delegates from health, social care, voluntary and independent sectors.

Holyrood has hinted further funding could be made available if partnerships demonstrate a positive contribution is being made towards fulfilling the Scottish Government’s Reshaping Care for Older People programme.

David Small, general manager of East Lothian Community Health Partnership, said: “We are committed to delivering high-quality healthcare services for older people in East Lothian.

“This investment is welcomed and through partnership working this money will be used to develop services for older people in line with our joint older people’s strategy.”