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Countdown – New Care Standards in Scotland

Countdown – New Care Standards in Scotland ›

13th February 2016 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

The National Care Standards in Scotland are available to service users and their carers in choosing and evaluating the service they receive. They are service specific standards in developing and improving the quality of the service provided. Also the Care Inspectorate uses these standards as the basis of the regulation of the quality of services…

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Evaluating Progress in Personalisation

Evaluating Progress in Personalisation ›

Keys to Life The Scottish Government introduced Keys to Life in 2013 as a ten-year strategic policy to increase inclusion and improved lifestyles for people with learning disability and their carers. Earlier reviews of the strategy showed that more needed to be done in the area of employment to support people with learning disability, and…

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New approaches to Inspection

New approaches to Inspection ›

24th October 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

The Care Inspectorate in Scotland regulates a wide range of care and support services in the country. There is an ongoing consultation process in reviewing the National Care Standards used in these inspections. Developing a new inspection methodology In preparation for the move to these new standards, the Care Inspectorate is reviewing its inspection methodology….

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Supporting people through Art & Music

Supporting people through Art & Music ›

17th October 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

Arts4Dementia Arts4Dementia (A4D) is a charity whose logo includes ‘Empowering people with memory loss through artistic stimulation’. Their events and information resources show how music and arts can generally have a powerful effect on the well-being of people with dementia. This work contributes to and develops the existing knowledge and practice of using music in…

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Advance Care Directives

Advance Care Directives ›

11th October 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

In Scotland, people receiving health and social care can make advance directives. These are statements of how they would want their future care to be provided, in the event that they become unable to make choices and decisions for themselves. It is a useful and sensible step for people who think they may lose this…

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Funding Improvements for People with Learning Disabilities

Funding Improvements for People with Learning Disabilities ›

27th September 2015 | Categories: Learning Disability , Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Scottish Government introduced a new strategy in 2013 to improve services for people with learning disabilities. It is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The implementation focuses on four main areas. These are: A healthy life – To achieve…

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Improving Supervision

Improving Supervision ›

18th September 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

The IRISS The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is a charitable company with a mission to: ‘…promote positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland’s social services by enhancing the capacity and capability of the social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and…

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Participation and quality

Participation and quality ›

13th September 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

These are challenging times in providing social care, but there is also innovation and overall development of the sector. The recent introduction of the Care Act 2014 in England has much potential to strengthen people’s involvement within their care service, personalising it and tailoring it to their needs. Similarly in Scotland, there has been an…

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Inspection and participation

Inspection and participation ›

8th September 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

Inspections by the Care Inspectorate in Scotland shifted in focus when it began to grade services for their quality. Grades are published with the inspection report, and ranged from ‘6, Excellent’ to ‘1, Unsatisfactory’. The service is judged partly on involving people in how it operates, and the participation of people meant that their opinion…

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What are the prospects for Scottish care funding?

What are the prospects for Scottish care funding? ›

28th August 2015 | Categories: Scottish Care , Scottish Social Care

Funding for care services in Scotland has been continuously reduced due to year-on-year cuts in local authority funding, causing great difficulties for people who use these services. The simple cause of this is central national government’s programme of reduced spending in an effort to eliminate our national economic deficit as quickly as possible. However, new…

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CQC Outcomes are now called Key Lines of Enquiry. CQC Essential Standards are now CQC Fundamental Standards.