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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Records that all registered care services (except childminding) must keep and guidance on notification reporting image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Records that all registered care services (except childminding) must keep and guidance on notification reporting

Date
30/04/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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...

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Authors
CAPA Team

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Moving More Often

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Guidance

A guide for older people experiencing care in their own homes to support them to move more often every day, promote independence and the possibility of continuing to live at home.

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Authors
CAPA Team

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Fortune Teller

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Guidance

People enjoy making these, having a bit of fun, connecting with others, using their skills, remembering their childhood and moving a bit more.

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Authors
Active and Independent Living Improvement Programme

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Specific exercises to build strength and balance and decrease risk of falls

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Guidance

Developed by physiotherapists, these exercises will build strength and balance, no matter what your age. Highly recommended from 50 to 110

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Authors
CAPA team

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Care at Home Improvement Action Plan

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Guidance

Ask staff what they think of this Action Plan, could they do something similar?

Supporting people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia) image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Supporting people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia)

Date
18/03/2020

Category
Guidance, 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)

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Authors
Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Safe Use of Bed Rails

Date
11/03/2020

Category
Guidance

Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Guidance on Managing Self-Directed Support for Adults with Incapacity

Date
01/02/2020

Guidance on managing self-directed support for adults with incapacity

Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Specialised Housing and similar premises image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Specialised Housing and similar premises

Date
30/01/2020

Category
Guidance

Practical fire safety guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises

Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway image

Authors
A Way Home Scotland

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Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway

Date
13/11/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance and recommendations to make support for care leavers at risk of becoming homeless more consistent across Scotland and easier for care providers

Code of Guidance on Homelessness: Guidance on legislation, policies and practices to prevent and resolve homelessness (interim update) image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Code of Guidance on Homelessness: Guidance on legislation, policies and practices to prevent and resolve homelessness (interim update)

Date
07/11/2019

Category
Guidance

Updated code of guidance to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness

Care of people living with HIV: Practice note image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and NAT (National Aids Trust)

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Care of people living with HIV: Practice note

Date
01/11/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Practice note to support inspectors to identify good and weak practice in the care of people living with HIV, support improvement and ensure the best possible outcomes for people experiencing care. Providers and staff can also use this to make sure they are implementing good prac...

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Authors
NHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council

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Equal Partners in Care

Date
22/10/2019

Category
Guidance

A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers

Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required

Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

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Authors
Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK

Date
01/08/2019

Category
Guidance

A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met

Social Care Support: Our shared vision for adult social care support, including support for carers image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Social Care Support: Our shared vision for adult social care support, including support for carers

Date
12/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A document setting out a vision for how adult social care support will look like in the future, as part of a partnership programme to support local reform

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Social Care Support: Programme Framework

Date
12/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A framework for the partnership programme to support local reform of adult social care, setting out priorities, workstreams and vision

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Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Good practice communication guide for carers

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for staff on how to communicate with a person to understand their care needs and any information required

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Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Good practice communication guide for managers

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for managers on how to communicate with their own care team and individuals to understand their care needs and any information required

Communications tool for care at home and supported housing image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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Communications tool for care at home and supported housing

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Tool for staff to use when communicating with out-of-hours services, designed to ensure they give the right information