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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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CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
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
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
Guidance for social service workers, social work students and employers on raising concerns in the workplace, explaining the difference between raising a concern and whistleblowing, as well as when a concern qualifies for legal protection under whistleblowing law. The section fo...
A report on out of area placements and delayed discharge for people with learning disabilities, produced following concerns raised by the Mental Welfare Commission in its ‘No Through Road’ report. The report sets out figures on out of area placements and delayed discharge collect...
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
A pathway intended as a reference guide for health boards and all services who in partnership across health, education, social care and third sector deliver the provision of communication equipment and support in using that equipment
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.
Guide aiming to help older people plan for their future housing needs while they have the financial and practical capability to do so. The dementia friendly booklet is designed to assist people to navigate the wide range of housing options available, direct them to extra help and...
AuthorsNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Guidance covering care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older, focussing on identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It is aimed at health and social care providers and pr...
Guidance regarding continuing (financial) and welfare powers of attorney, as required under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Code covers information on creating a power of attorney, when an adult who has capacity to make his or her own decisions can appoint a p...
Guidance for Care Inspectorate staff to help them review adult with incapacity policies/procedures. This template is NOT a draft procedure for care services, however it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing their adults with incapacity policies and procedures
AuthorsHealth Protection Scotland and Scottish UTI Network
A person-held record to help provide seamless care for anyone who needs to use a urinary catheter as they move through health and social care
Guidance in relation to consent to treatment for mental disorder in adults, examining issues of consent in light of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015. It also covers treatment for mental disorder where the person ...
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council
A learning resource to support development of the knowledge and skills set out at the Dementia Skilled Practice Level of Promoting Excellence
Guidance to assist health and social care staff faced with issues that arise from the operation of powers of attorney. It may also be of interest to people drawing up their own power of attorney, and to prospective attorneys