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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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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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 15 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 1 September 2021.

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Community justice social work: Throughcare Review

The Care Inspectorate has published a report following a focussed review of throughcare practice in community justice social work services.

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Supporting better oral care in care homes

We have just published our good practice resource ‘Supporting better oral care in care homes’, which we have developed with the programme leads for Caring for Smiles and Open Wide oral health programmes.

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