More than 600 people a day are leaving jobs to care for older and disabled relatives, campaigners have warned.
NHS and council bosses are being urged to increase the “pace and effectiveness” of work to integrate health and social care.
Authorities looking into concerns about children’s well-being provided a “less consistently robust” response in cases where youngsters were suffering from “chronic poor parenting”, inspectors have said.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to look into reports that a lack of care staff on a Scottish island has left a frail 90-year-old woman unable to get the help she needs.
Some staff in children’s homes were promoted beyond their abilities simply because they had a qualification, an inquiry has been told.
There are calls for more support for care workers after a study revealed many smoke, drink beyond the recommended guidelines, and do not take adequate exercise.
Low pay and poor working conditions have led to a “crisis” in the care sector, with employers struggling to recruit and retain the staff needed to meet rapidly rising demand, a new report has warned.
NHS Tayside has apologised to the family of a man with learning disabilities who died aged 38 after failings in his diabetes care.
Cuts to beds and staff at a Dundee respite centre for severely disabled children are to be reversed following crunch talks between parents and MSPs.
Parents of disabled children have called for a meeting with 19 MSPs from Tayside and Fife in a “last resort” bid to reverse cuts to respite care.