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.
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CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting support services based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
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
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
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...
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
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
A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law
AuthorsRoyal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing
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
AuthorsHealth Protection Scotland
Guidance outlining the procedure required to prevent infection when laundering clean, used, infectious and heat-labile linen in hospital and social care settings
Statutory guidance for local authorities, health boards and integration authorities on effective implementation of the provisions of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
AuthorsGetting to Know Getting It Right For Every Child Team and National Third Sector Getting It Right For Every Child Project
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
AuthorsNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges
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
A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2018 and 2020
AuthorsNational Institute of Health and Care Excellence
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
CategoryGuidance, 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...