Scottish Housing and Support Conference

Changing services for a changing climate.

The programme for this year’s Scottish Housing and Support Conference 2011, which runs on Wednesday 5 October in the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh.

Full details, updates and booking form can be downloaded at

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Electronic only certificates, inspection reports and forms

All reports for care service inspections completed on or after 15 July 2011 will be issued electronically through our eforms system.

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Joint statement on care and support for all people with learning disabilities

We have joined with the Mental Welfare Commission and the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability to make it clear that no one with a learning disability, whichever care or treatment setting they are in, must be at risk of being deprived of their fundamental rights.

You can read the full statement here.

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New learning resource available - Respecting and Protecting Adults at Risk in Scotland

NES (NHS Education for Scotland) have launched this learning resource to support and prepare health and social care practitioners in the practical application of the provisions of The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

The resource equates to level 9 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and comprises four flexible modules designed to act as independent, stand-alone learning resources. You can complete the modules independently, however it may enhance your learning to share your ideas and experiences with others who are using the resource. Self assessment elements and personal action plans at the end of each module will support your future learning and development.

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Education Scotland launched as new agency for education

Education Scotland, the Scottish Government's national development and improvement agency for education, was launched on 1 July.

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