Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 29 September 2021

The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 15 September 2021.

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Eat Well Age Well Care at Home: Malnutrition Screening Pack

As part of Malnutrition Awareness Week from 11 October, Eat Well Age Well is launching their Care at Home: Malnutrition Screening Pack.

The Care Inspectorate is delighted to support the use of this screening pack and tools in the care at home sector as a good practice resource and approach to help care at home staff feel confident in understanding, identifying and addressing when a person’s diet is not meeting their nutritional needs.

The screening pack contains guidance along with tools and information to help you put this into practice. Eat Well Age Well also provides free training to support you to do this.

Want to learn more? Join us on our joint online session to raise awareness of the Care at Home: Malnutrition Screening Pack and how this can help you in your day to day practice.

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021
Time: 13:30 - 14:30
Click here to register

In the meantime, you can see the toolkit and order one from Eat Well Age Well.

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Flu vaccination programme to include social care staff

The free flu vaccine programme for 2021 will again include social care staff of all ages who have a direct hands-on care role.

Workers in the following settings are eligible:

  • residential care and secure care for children
  • community care for persons at home (including housing support, care at home services and personal assistants)
  • care homes for adults.

This is targeted at those delivering direct care in these settings, whether they are employed by local authorities, private or third sector employers.

Scottish Care, the Care Inspectorate, the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council support this approach.

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Safe Staffing Project - Open Badge now available

The Safe Staffing Project is working in collaboration with care service providers, care homes for older people and other stakeholders in health and social care partnership areas, to support the sector to be ready for the enactment of the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019.  

The project team is delivering a series of quality improvement (QI) collaborative events, which develops the knowledge and confidence of participants in the guiding principle and duties of the legislation. 

To enable participants to gain recognition of this informal learning opportunity, the project team, in partnership with the SSSC, has developed an Open Badge.  

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Statement on Singleton Park Care Home, Lockerbie

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "The Sheriff Court has ordered an interim suspension of the care provider's registration at Singleton Park Care Home, Lockerbie to take effect from 30 September 2021.

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