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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Why moving more is important for your older relative (print friendly)

Date
23/05/2024

Why moving more is important for your older relative.

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Self-Directed Support Framework of Standards (2024)

Date
17/05/2024

Category
Self-directed Support Library

The Self-Directed Support Framework of Standards consists of a set of standards (including practice statements and core components) written specifically for local authorities to provide them with an overarching structure, aligned to legislation and statutory guidance, for further...

Authors
Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

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The SDS Handbook - Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

Date
31/03/2024

Your complete guide to accessing care and support in Scotland

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Postural care practice note

Date
30/11/2023

Good postural care is important for everyone and especially for people with movement disorders and for those whose physical wellbeing is changing.

Authors
CAPA team

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Personal Moving More Record

Date
11/07/2023

Category
Guidance

Track your own movement improvement over time

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Technology enabled care practice guide

Date
28/02/2023

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance, Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications

Using technology and digital devices to make a positive impact on health and wellbeing for people experiencing care.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Quality Improvement and Involvement strategy 2022-25

Date
17/11/2022

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

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Safe swallowing practice note

Date
31/08/2022

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Care and support for people with an unsafe swallow.

Authors
Various

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Manual for mealtimes

Date
31/07/2022

Category
Guidance

This guidance is designed to help manage eating and drinking problems and know when to refer to Speech and Language Therapy.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: Code of Practice

Date
28/07/2022

Category
Guidance

Guidance about the performance of functions under Part 1 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Authors
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
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