Short Breaks and Respite Care

Short breaks and respite care should provide a positive experience for you and a break for carers from the main caring tasks. It improves your quality of life by providing an opportunity to have a break from your usual routine.

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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.

Care at Home Improvement Action Plan Mealtimes image

Authors
CAPA team

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Care at Home Improvement Action Plan Mealtimes

Date
01/04/2020

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

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Authors
CAPA team

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Movement Top Tips for Managers

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Guidance

Ideas for managers to keep staff focused on promoting movement. Handy cards cover many topics including ways to encourage people to get more involved in their personal care and daily living tasks and helping find ways to support people to do more of the things that matter to them...

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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.

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

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
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

Guidance on Managing Self-Directed Support for Adults with Incapacity image

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

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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

A quality framework for support services (not care at home) image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for support services (not care at home)

Date
07/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting support services based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.

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

Building collaboration and compassion for integrated working image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Building collaboration and compassion for integrated working

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

A booklet of examples showing how collaboration and compassion at the heart of integrated working can make a real difference for everyone involved

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Authors
World Health Organization

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Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia

Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right

Date
01/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1

Date
11/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A report providing a Change Map intended to capture the required changes for the effective delivery of social care within the context of Self-directed Support

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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