Adult Placement

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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Building collaboration and compassion for integrated working image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Building collaboration and compassion for integrated working

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

A booklet of examples showing how collaboration and compassion at the heart of integrated working can make a real difference for everyone involved

Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1

Date
11/04/2019

Category
National 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 Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action image

Authors
Scottish Government

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A Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action

Date
03/04/2019

Category
National 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

General standards for neurological care and support image

Authors
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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General standards for neurological care and support

Date
28/03/2019

Category
Guidance

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

The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

Date
13/03/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium image

Authors
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

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SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium

Date
13/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidelines providing recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium

How to Use 'The Hub' image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance

Date
28/02/2019

Category
Guidance

A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics

Bringing Generations Together image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care 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

Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons

Date
15/01/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law

Carers and confidentiality image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Carers and confidentiality

Date
05/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on how to balance the principle of carer involvement with the patient's right to confidentiality

Confidentiality guidance for carers, families and practitioners image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Confidentiality guidance for carers, families and practitioners

Date
05/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance providing advice to doctors and nurses on how to respect patient confidentiality while also involving families and carers in treatment. It also provides guidance on issues relating to capacity to make decisions around confidentiality, sharing information with carers that...

Coming home: A Report on Out-of-Area Placements and Delayed Dishcharge for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Coming home: A Report on Out-of-Area Placements and Delayed Dishcharge for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs

Date
01/11/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

What can you expect from your care worker? image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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What can you expect from your care worker?

Date
04/09/2018

Category
Guidance

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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway

Date
31/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Joint Inspection of Adult and Protection in these partnerships: North Ayrshire, Highland, Dundee City, Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire and Midlothian image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland

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Joint Inspection of Adult and Protection in these partnerships: North Ayrshire, Highland, Dundee City, Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire and Midlothian

Date
01/07/2018

Category
Care 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.

Your choice of home in later life: a guide to housing options for older people in Scotland image

Authors
Age Scotland

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Your choice of home in later life: a guide to housing options for older people in Scotland

Date
24/06/2018

Category
Guidance

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...

Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities image

Authors
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities

Date
01/04/2018

Category
Guidance

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...

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: Code of Practice for Continuing and Welfare Attorneys image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: Code of Practice for Continuing and Welfare Attorneys

Date
07/03/2018

Category
Guidance

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...

Adults with incapacity: Template policy for adult services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Adults with incapacity: Template policy for adult services

Date
09/02/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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

Urinary Catheter Care Passport image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland and Scottish UTI Network

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Urinary Catheter Care Passport

Date
29/01/2018

Category
Guidance

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