Vegetarian for Life awards for excellence in vegetarian care catering

Vegetarian for Life are on the lookout for 2023's rising stars in vegan and vegetarian care catering.

Vegetarian for Life believe that care caterers who make a special effort to create delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian meals deserve special recognition.

This year marks the seventh Vegetarian for Life Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian Care Catering. With more vegans and vegetarians moving into residential care every year, this annual award recognises those who are pioneering the way in modern care catering. 

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 29 August.

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Joint inspection of adult support and protection overview report

A review of 25 adult protection partnerships in Scotland has found that many adults at risk of harm are safer and have enhanced wellbeing due to the joint efforts of social work, police and health staff.

The Care Inspectorate and its scrutiny partners, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, undertook reviews of these partnerships between 2020 and 2023.  This report, published today, summarises the findings, themes and key messages from the joint inspection programme, Alongside the joint inspection report published in 2018 they provide a baseline of how effectively partnerships ensure adults at risk of harm are safe, supported, and protected.

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Complaints about care services in Scotland, 2019/20 to 2022/23

The Care Inspectorate has today published a statistical bulletin on complaints about care services in Scotland.

The report covers complaints received and investigated between April 2019 and March 2023, and focuses in particular on the most recent year, 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

The statistics show the Care Inspectorate actioned every complaint received and responded appropriately using a risk-based assessment process to satisfactorily resolve complaints as quickly as possible.

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Pressure ulcers measurement toolkit for care homes

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has developed a measurement toolkit to support care homes to capture and monitor their pressure ulcer incidence over time to help support improvements in care. It is anticipated this toolkit can help to support data collection for pressure ulcer improvement work in care homes.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you wish to discuss further or have any questions.

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Self-evaluation toolkits to support early learning and childcare services

We have been developing toolkits to support early learning and childcare services with self-evaluation.  Each toolkit (one for daycare of children and school-aged childcare and one for childminders) has a range of templates, tools and worked examples specific to that sector.

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