Ashwood House care home, Callander

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "The Care Inspectorate visited Ashwood House care home in Callander on 30 July to check on progress made after an earlier inspection raised concerns about the quality of care experienced by residents.

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Evidence of harm from illicit or fake benzodiazepines

Public Health England have issued an alert advising of the availability of, and harm from, illicit drugs sold as benzodiazepines particularly when used in conjunction with alcohol and drugs with a respiratory depressant effect including gabapentinoids and opioids.

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Operating an early learning and childcare setting (including out of school care and childminders) during Covid-19

As we move through the Scottish Government’s route map to recovery, the restrictions of lockdown will ease, however the legacy of the pandemic means that there are additional measures to support the safe delivery of ELC now and beyond phase four of the route map.  In response to this changed landscape, we have developed ‘Key Question 5’, a self-evaluation resource and tool which asks you to evaluate how well you are supporting children and families during Covid-19.  This is the only Key Question we expect ELC providers (including out of school care and childminders) to compete.

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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections.

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 completed since the previous report submitted to Parliament on 8 July.

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Care Home Day 2020

Today will see an online campaign to raise the profile of care homes across Scotland.

Care Home Day, now in its second year, will highlight how care homes and their local communities have come together to support residents and staff especially during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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