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Find out how the resources on The Hub can support you on your improvement journey. Developed and updated with our improvement team, this section of the site will help you start your improvement journey, with key points, tools and tips for improvement activity which can be applied wherever you are and in no matter what care service. In this section you will also find an overview of all our improvement resources on the Hub as well as information on our recent improvement work.
Developed and updated by our policy team, this section of the site will help you maintain awareness of national policy developments affecting social care and social work services, as well as relevant legislation and the Health and Social Care Standards.
Browse resources including Care Inspectorate publications, guidance, and national strategies and frameworks, related to the social care and social work sector in Scotland.
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AuthorsSocial Work Scotland
The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
A booklet of examples showing how collaboration and compassion at the heart of integrated working can make a real difference for everyone involved
AuthorsWorld Health Organization
Evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
A report providing a Change Map intended to capture the required changes for the effective delivery of social care within the context of Self-directed Support
A framework of actions to ensure older people can continue to engage with and contribute to their communities, access the public and other services they need, and ensure financial security as they move into retirement
AuthorsHealthcare Improvement Scotland
Revised general standards for neurological care and support, setting out what care people can expect to experience throughout Scotland, regardless of the type of neurological condition they have, their geographical location, care setting or personal circumstances
An updated implementation framework for the learning disability strategy, covering the period 2019-2021. It builds on progress since the previous framework was published in 2015 and reflects the broader priorities of the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS Boards and inte...
AuthorsScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Guidelines providing recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium
A guide on How to use The Hub.
AuthorsHealth Protection Scotland
A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives
A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law
AuthorsMental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Guidance for professionals working with people with alcohol-related brain damage.
The guidance is not written specifically for patients, relatives, or carers, but might be useful in describing available resources and approaches.
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications
A guidance setting out the parameters of peripatetic management arrangements. Peripatetic management describes the situation where an individual is the named manager of more than one registered care service, either employed by the same or different providers
Good practice guidance with information on older people's dietary needs and related food and fluid requirements. It has been primarily written for use in caring for an older person but the principles could be applied to a wider adult age group
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
A leaflet explaining to people what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern
AuthorsMental Welfare Commission
Guidance for staff in the NHS / local authority / independent sector services on what issues and incidents should be reported to the Mental Welfare Commission and what form that notification should take
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
A thematic review of adult support and protection in six partnerships, carried out in partnership with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland.
AuthorsThe Soil Association
A handbook on the Catering Mark for residential care and community meals. The Catering Mark is an independent endorsement, backed by annual inspections, for food providers who are taking steps to improve the food they serve
AuthorsNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland
A learning resource for people with dementia, their families and carers working at Enhanced Dementia Practice Level, as identified within Promoting Excellence: a framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers