Housing Support

Housing support covers a range of activities that allow people to maintain their accommodation, meet their duties and responsibilities as a tenant and get involved in the local community.

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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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...

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.

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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...

Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery image

Authors
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges

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

Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services

Date
09/02/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance giving an overview and examples of what care related policies should contain and best practice protocols which should be in place. It can be applied in any care setting and will help the service provider to develop appropriate policies and procedures

Consent to Treatment: A guide for mental health practitioners image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Consent to Treatment: A guide for mental health practitioners

Date
25/01/2018

Category
Guidance

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 ...

Dementia Skilled Improving Practice image

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council

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Dementia Skilled Improving Practice

Date
27/11/2017

Category
Guidance

A learning resource to support development of the knowledge and skills set out at the Dementia Skilled Practice Level of Promoting Excellence