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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Care Inspectorate

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Guide for Providers on Personal Planning - Adults

Date
08/11/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library, Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for adults are undertaken

Authors
Scottish Government

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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016: National Implementation plan 2021-2023

Date
23/09/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Authors
CAPA Team

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Movement is not time consuming

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Case Study

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...

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...

Authors
CAPA team

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Christines story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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A hospital ward promotes more movement for older people

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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On the ice.

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Jeans story of loneliness and isolation

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Stella moves to improve

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Margaret and Tommy

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Daphnes Story

Date
01/04/2020

Authors
CAPA team

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Teatime at Fullarton

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Beths Story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Robins story

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study

Authors
CAPA team

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Abes garden project

Date
01/04/2020

Category
Case Study