Annual Returns 2018/19

Each year, we ask service providers to complete an annual return to help us plan, inform and carry out our inspections. We also share some of the information with other organisations, such as the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government.

Services will be able to complete their annual return through our online eForms system from Friday 4 January 2019.  All service types must complete their annual return electronically, using the eForms system. Even inactive services must submit an annual return. Services can access eForms here


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Supporting people to keep active improves quality of life

A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.

In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver the Care…About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme which aimed to improve the health and wellbeing, independence, and overall quality of life of older people experiencing care across Scotland.


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Blog: We look forward to seeing the innovative Social Bite Village go from strength to strength

By Kellie Anne Davidson, Inspector

I’m proud to say many of my colleagues here in the Care Inspectorate will be joining the estimated 12,000 people taking part in this year’s Sleep in the Park events across Scotland on Saturday. The social enterprise Social Bite is running events in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee to help raise money and call for an end to homelessness. Last year, 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes Street Gardens to raise £4 million.


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Contact centre closed from 4pm

Our contact centre will be closed today from 4pm due to technical issues we are having with the phones. Normal service will resume from 9am tomorrow. 


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Joint inspection of services for older people in the City of Edinburgh - progress review

Inspectors have warned that only “limited progress” has been made in improving outcomes for older people who need health and social care in Edinburgh.

A review carried out jointly by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland has found that in some important areas of service delivery the City of Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership’s performance had deteriorated.


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