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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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

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

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

A Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action image

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

Palliative and End of Life Care Resources image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Palliative and End of Life Care Resources

Date
01/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

General standards for neurological care and support image

Authors
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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General standards for neurological care and support

Date
28/03/2019

Category
Guidance

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

The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

Date
13/03/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium image

Authors
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

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SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium

Date
13/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidelines providing recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium

How to Use 'The Hub' image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance

Date
28/02/2019

Category
Guidance

A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics

Bringing Generations Together image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives

Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons

Date
15/01/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law

Good practice guide: alcohol - related brain damage (ARBD) image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

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Good practice guide: alcohol - related brain damage (ARBD)

Date
01/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for professionals working with people with alcohol-related brain damage. The guidance is not written specifically for patients, relatives, or carers, but might be useful in describing available resources and approaches.

Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines

Date
11/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Carers and confidentiality image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Carers and confidentiality

Date
05/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on how to balance the principle of carer involvement with the patient's right to confidentiality

Confidentiality guidance for carers, families and practitioners image

Authors
Mental Welfare Commission

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Confidentiality guidance for carers, families and practitioners

Date
05/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance providing advice to doctors and nurses on how to respect patient confidentiality while also involving families and carers in treatment. It also provides guidance on issues relating to capacity to make decisions around confidentiality, sharing information with carers that...

Improving Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Improving Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

Eating and drinking well in care: good practice guidance for older people image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Eating and drinking well in care: good practice guidance for older people

Date
26/09/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Good practice guidance with information on older people's dietary needs and related food and fluid requirements. It has been primarily written for use in caring for an older person but the principles could be applied to a wider adult age group

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway

Date
31/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A pathway intended as a reference guide for health boards and all services who in partnership across health, education, social care and third sector deliver the provision of communication equipment and support in using that equipment