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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 homes can provide all aspects of a person’s accommodation, support, nursing and personal care or support.
Using the drop down menus below, you can filter resources by resource type, relevant topics or date of publication.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Guidance for applicants or existing providers of care home services for adults setting out expectations on a number of key elements of care home building design and room size. The guidance is an update on the original 2018 guidance to take account of the new Health and Social Car...
CategorySelf-directed Support Library, Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for adults are undertaken
AuthorsVegetarian for Life
Food Fortification is a comprehensive guide showing how to use vegan, dairy-free alternatives to fortify food with calories and protein.
AuthorsThe Care Inspectorate
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
Overview of what quality care looks like in oral care for adults
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
Veganism is more than just a diet helps you identify hidden animal products and explain more about what to consider when shopping and caring for a vegan.
Easy read version of the report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.
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.
Guidance to ensure that premises-based services have clear information on the effective assessment of safe staffing, in line with our quality frameworks, the Health and Social Care Standards, the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019, and Safety Huddle and Professional Judgm...
Report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Guidance for staff on how to communicate with a person to understand their care needs and any information required
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and SSSC
Guidance for social service workers, providers, managers, supervisors, social workers and social work students to support workers and providers to recognise potential signs
of ill-treatment or wilful neglect, when an offence may have occurred and how and who you should report thi...
Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting care homes for adults based on the Health and Social Care Standards
AuthorsHealthcare Improvement Scotland
The document updates and replaces the clinical standards on prevention and management of pressure ulcers published by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in 2016 and incorporates advice contained in the (now withdrawn) 2009 Quality Improvement Scotland best practice statement.
Tool for staff to use when communicating with out-of-hours services, designed to ensure they give the right information
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