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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.
Adult placement services recruit people living in the community and approve them as adult placement carers. The vulnerable adult stays with another person or family who provides a unique setting for individual support and development, and they lead their life in the adult placement carer‘s home as part of their household.
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Best practice guidance for public bodies on procurement of care and support services - originally published in March 2016, it has been updated to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of the UK's exit from the EU and the end of the Transition Period
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks, Guidance
A framework for dementia detailing the knowledge and skills all health and social services staff should aspire to achieve in relation to the role they play in supporting people with a diagnosis of dementia, and their families, and carers
This trauma-informed practice toolkit has been developed as part of the National Trauma Training Programme, to support all sectors of the workforce, in planning and developing trauma informed services.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Guidance on the records all registered care services (except childminding) must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and deployment. It also includes guidance on notification reporting for all...
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
Guidance, developed with Scottish Care and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, highlighting good practice to support people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia)
AuthorsMedicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails
Guidance on managing self-directed support for adults with incapacity
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council
A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
The ASP Improvement Plan was developed by the Scottish
Government between November 2018 and April 2019 following a Thematic Inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
AuthorsSociety for Companion Animal Studies
A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met
A document setting out a vision for how adult social care support will look like in the future, as part of a partnership programme to support local reform
A framework for the partnership programme to support local reform of adult social care, setting out priorities, workstreams and vision
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
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