Journal of dementia care article

Read this article on page 32 about the My New Home Guidance (to support people with a learning disability and advancing dementia moving into a care home) in the latest edition of the issue of the Journal of Dementia Care.

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Pressure ulcer guidance for care at home services

We have published Guidance for developing a policy for care at home services based on the NHS Scotland Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management Standards (Oct 2020). These standards are applicable to both health and social care which includes care at home services.

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Supporting vegans and vegetarians in care

Our Health and Social Care Improvement Team is asking adult care homes to complete a short survey about vegans and vegetarians in your care. We are working with Vegetarian for Life to understand how many vegans and vegetarians live in care homes across Scotland, and to support care services to meet the nutritional and lifestyle needs of vegans and vegetarians. We will share the results of the survey with Vegetarian for Life.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 25 August. 

If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 statutory guidance: consultation

Scottish Government is consulting on the statutory guidance which will accompany the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019. Specifically, they would like to know if the guidance is clear and readable and enables you to understand the duties placed on the relevant organisations by the Act. Chapters 15,16 and 17 are particularly relevant to social care services.

You can read the statutory guidance and give your views on the Scottish Government's consultation website:

To find out more about the Act and to read about how the Care Inspectorate is helping services to prepare for the implementation next year, visit our Safe Staffing Programme area on The Hub.

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Joint inspection of adult support and protection in East Renfrewshire

A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in East Renfrewshire has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.

Inspectors found that adults at risk of harm experienced improvements in their circumstances because of timely, person-centred, and efficient adult support and protection interventions. 

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