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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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference image

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference

Date
12/06/2019

Category
Event

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019

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

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...

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

Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional Guidance on the Administration of Medicines in Healthcare Settings

Date
24/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to ensure the safe administration of medicines by healthcare professionals. Although aimed at registered healthcare professionals, the principles can be applied in any healthcare setting by any persons administering medicines

Raising concerns in the workplace: Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Raising concerns in the workplace: Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students

Date
07/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for social service workers, social work students and employers on raising concerns in the workplace, explaining the difference between raising a concern and whistleblowing, as well as when a concern qualifies for legal protection under whistleblowing law. The section fo...

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

Matching Looked After Children and Young People: Admissions Guidance for Residential Services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Matching Looked After Children and Young People: Admissions Guidance for Residential Services

Date
30/11/2018

Guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate's expectations for services to plan for and assess the needs of children and young people before a placement begins, to consider how the needs of individual children and young people will be met

The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report setting out the findings of a five year programme of joint inspections of services for children and young people covering each local authority in Scotland

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

National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland

Date
28/05/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance outlining the procedure required to prevent infection when laundering clean, used, infectious and heat-labile linen in hospital and social care settings

The Wellbeing Bingo Game image

Authors
Getting to Know Getting It Right For Every Child Team and National Third Sector Getting It Right For Every Child Project

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The Wellbeing Bingo Game

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Resource designed to encourage young people to think about their own wellbeing, to share any concerns they have and to explore ways to improve their wellbeing with appropriate support

Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery image

Authors
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges

Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services

Date
09/02/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance giving an overview and examples of what care related policies should contain and best practice protocols which should be in place. It can be applied in any care setting and will help the service provider to develop appropriate policies and procedures

Social media guidance for social service workers image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Social media guidance for social service workers

Date
07/10/2017

Category
Guidance

Guidance providing advice for staff to ensure their social media activity meets the Scottish Social Service’s Council (SSSC) Code of Practice. The updated guidance includes common questions and examples of fitness to practise cases involving social media which the SSSC has invest...

Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management image

Authors
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence

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Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management

Date
01/08/2017

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering diagnosis and management of constipation in children and young people up to 18. It provides strategies to support the early identification and timely, effective treatment of constipation which will help improve outcomes for patients

Health and Social Care Standards image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Health and Social Care Standards

Date
01/06/2017

Category
Guidance, National strategies and frameworks

Standards setting out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland, seeking to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity; and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to...

Health and Social Care Standards: Easy Read version image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Health and Social Care Standards: Easy Read version

Date
01/06/2017

Category
Guidance, National strategies and frameworks

An Easy Read version of the Health and Social Care Standards that came into effect in April 2018 replacing the National Care Standards. The standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland

A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Easy read version image

Authors
Scottish Government

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A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Easy read version

Date
16/12/2016

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An easy read version of a delivery plan setting out the Scottish Government's approach to policy for disabled people up to 2021