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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Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance

Date
25/06/2021

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

Promoting Excellence 2021: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers image

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland

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Promoting Excellence 2021: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers

Date
17/05/2021

Category
National 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

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland: Easy Read

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Research

Easy read version of the report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.

Trauma-Informed Practice: A Toolkit for Scotland image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Trauma-Informed Practice: A Toolkit for Scotland

Date
15/03/2021

Category
Guidance

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.

Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland

Date
03/02/2021

Category
Research

Report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.

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Authors
CAPA Team

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Movement is not time consuming

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Case Study

Evaluation of the Care about Physical Activity Programme image

Authors
CAPA Team

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Evaluation of the Care about Physical Activity Programme

Date
01/12/2020

Phase two final evaluation report of the Care about Physical Activity (CAPA) Programme

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Authors
CAPA Team

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On-line course about the importance of movement for older people

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Guidance

On-line learning resource for anyone interested in movement for older people. Developed by Glasgow Caledonian University

Wilful neglect, ill-treatment and corporate homicide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and SSSC

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Wilful neglect, ill-treatment and corporate homicide

Date
16/11/2020

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...

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Authors
CAPA team

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Christines story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

A hospital ward promotes more movement for older people image

Authors
CAPA team

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A hospital ward promotes more movement for older people

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

On the ice. image

Authors
CAPA team

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On the ice.

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Jeans story of loneliness and isolation image

Authors
CAPA team

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Jeans story of loneliness and isolation

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

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Authors
CAPA team

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Stella moves to improve

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

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Authors
CAPA team

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Margaret and Tommy

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Daphnes Story image

Authors
CAPA team

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Daphnes Story

Date
01/04/2020

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Authors
CAPA team

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Teatime at Fullarton

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Beths Story image

Authors
CAPA team

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Beths Story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Robins story image

Authors
CAPA team

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Robins story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Abes garden project image

Authors
CAPA team

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Abes garden project

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

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Authors
CAPA team

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Kate will do it!

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study