Care Homes for Adults

Care homes can provide all aspects of a person’s accommodation, support, nursing and personal care or support.

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference image

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference

Date
12/06/2019

Category
Event

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019

Care at Home & Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards 2019 image

Authors
Scottish Care

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Care at Home & Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards 2019

Date
17/05/2019

Category
Event

The National Care at Home and Housing Support Conference, Exhibition & Awards will take place on 17 May 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow

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...

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.

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

Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings

Date
24/01/2019

Category
Guidance

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

Raising concerns in the workplace: Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Raising concerns in the workplace: Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students

Date
07/01/2019

Category
Guidance

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...

Good practice guide: alcohol - related brain damage (ARBD) image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

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Good practice guide: alcohol - related brain damage (ARBD)

Date
01/01/2019

Category
Guidance

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.

Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines

Date
11/12/2018

Category
Guidance

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...

Influenza: Guidance for Care Homes image

Authors
Heath Protection Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland

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Influenza: Guidance for Care Homes

Date
31/10/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance for care homes developed to provide key information to assist with prevention and control in cases of influenza. The checklists included should be used in addition to the Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs) as per the ...

Norovirus: Guidance for Care Homes image

Authors
Heath Protection Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland

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Norovirus: Guidance for Care Homes

Date
31/10/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on key information to assist with prevention and control of cases of norovirus in care homes. The checklists included in the packs should be used in addition to the Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs) as per the Nation...

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

Notifying the Mental Welfare Commission image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Notifying the Mental Welfare Commission

Date
29/08/2018

Category
Guidance

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

Guidance for care providers in Scotland using CCTV (closed circuit television) in their services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance for care providers in Scotland using CCTV (closed circuit television) in their services

Date
13/07/2018

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Guidance for providers of care services who may be considering using surveillance equipment such as CCTV cameras. It sets out some of the key points to consider and gives details of sources of further guidance and support

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.

National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland

Date
28/05/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance outlining the procedure required to prevent infection when laundering clean, used, infectious and heat-labile linen in hospital and social care settings

Veterans' Health & Wellbeing: A Distinctive Scottish Approach image

Authors
Scottish Veterans Commissioner

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Veterans' Health & Wellbeing: A Distinctive Scottish Approach

Date
24/04/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A report on the current provision of health and social care of veterans in Scotland and a vision and framework for the future.

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...

Revised Guidance on Charging for Residential Accommodation image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Revised Guidance on Charging for Residential Accommodation

Date
29/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Revised guidance for local authorities on charging for residential accommodation, which took effect from 9 April 2018