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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.
Care at home makes sure that as many people as possible are supported in their own homes. The care at home service can touch on all aspects of your daily life in your own home.
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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
The National Care at Home and Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards will take place on 17 May 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow
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
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
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
AuthorsRoyal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing
Guidance to ensure the safe administration of medicines by healthcare professionals. Although aimed at registered healthcare professionals, the principles can be applied in any healthcare setting by any persons administering medicines
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...
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.
AuthorsUK Active Research Institute
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Research
A report evaluating the Care Inspectorate’s Care About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme, which aimed to improve the health and wellbeing, independence, and overall quality of life of older people experiencing care across Scotland. The programme took place across eig...
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
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
AuthorsScottish Government and COSLA
A strategy to support independent living among older people, building on progress of the original 2011 strategy and setting out a vision for the next phase in ensuring the right advice, house and support will allow older people to live the way they choose
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...