What to expect
Find out how the resources on The Hub can support you on your improvement journey. Developed and updated with our improvement team, this section of the site will help you start your improvement journey, with key points, tools and tips for improvement activity which can be applied wherever you are and in no matter what care service. In this section you will also find an overview of all our improvement resources on the Hub as well as information on our recent improvement work.
Developed and updated by our policy team, this section of the site will help you maintain awareness of national policy developments affecting social care and social work services, as well as relevant legislation and the Health and Social Care Standards.
Browse resources including Care Inspectorate publications, guidance, and national strategies and frameworks, related to the social care and social work sector in Scotland.
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.
Using the drop down menus below, you can filter resources by resource type, relevant topics or date of publication.
2 Simple tests with instructions and recording tool designed to help older people track physical improvement in strength & balance.
Moving More Often is for use with those receiving care at home - to support the good conversation around moving and personal goal setting. 'Having a Good Conversation' gives Key Steps and Reminders. Accompanies the Moving More Often resource.
Little by little Ethel is helped to achieve her goals - discuss the story at a team meeting and discuss what you noticed.
Leaflet about the effects of bedrest on older people
Use these examples of questions staff can use to get to know a person better. What have you never asked/found out about someone?
How active should we be? The Chief Medical Officers guidelines 2019 for adults and older adults looks at type, frequency and amount of activity we should all be working towards.
Physical activity, or inactivity, is a serious issue affecting every generation in every setting and environment, from early years to older adults and everyone in between.
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council
A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers
CategoryCare 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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting support services based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.
AuthorsSociety for Companion Animal Studies
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
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
A booklet of examples showing how collaboration and compassion at the heart of integrated working can make a real difference for everyone involved
AuthorsRoyal Pharmaceutical Society
CategoryNational 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
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
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
AuthorsHealthcare Improvement Scotland
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
An updated implementation framework for the learning disability strategy, covering the period 2019-2021. It builds on progress since the previous framework was published in 2015 and reflects the broader priorities of the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS Boards and inte...
AuthorsScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Guidelines providing recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium
A guide on How to use The Hub.
AuthorsHealth Protection Scotland
A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics