CARE vacancies in Renfrewshire have increased by over 50% since 2020, it has been revealed.

It comes after a report, which was published this month by the Care Inspectorate, detailed vacancies in care services across Scotland including care at home, care homes, and children's daycare services.

It found that for services that provided data, the rate of vacancies increased by 58% from 5% to 7.9% in the local authority.

Following the report, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaigner, Jack Clark, said: "These figures show the profound crisis in social care in Renfrewshire.

"Too many local people are stuck in hospitals because there aren't the care packages or care home places to meet their daily basic needs.

"Those who work in the care sector do a hugely important job and need much more support."