First minister commends charity for role in social care

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15th June 2016 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon buried a time capsule this week in tribute of the role an Edinburgh charity plays in social care.

The first minister visited the Thistle Foundation’s new centre for wellbeing as staff and volunteers contributed symbolic items to the capsule representing thew charity's 72 year history.

The new centre supports people who have long term health conditions to live well.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “Bringing health and social care together is a key priority of the Scottish Government and third sector organisations such as Thistle have a vital role to play.

“We are supporting work to ensure that services are brought together to meet the needs and demands of people within communities across Scotland and the Thistle Foundation’s Centre of Wellbeing is a great example of this vision in practice.”

Thistle’s chief executive Diana Noel-Paton, said: “Our new Centre of Wellbeing is not just a building and its boundaries go beyond the walls of the structure and into the lives of people we support and their families. As Scotland puts its health and social care delivery under the microscope, we hope the new centre and our distinctive person-centred approach will provide inspiration for the future delivery of support to people with long term health conditions and disabilities.”