Care Inspectorate – Unpaid Carer Inquiry


It is estimated that before the Covid-19 pandemic there were around 700,000 to 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland. Recent polls suggest this may now have risen to over a million. Unpaid carers are a vital part of the health and social care system, however caring responsibilities affect many carers’ mental and physical health. The Care Inspectorate is carrying out a national inquiry into adult unpaid carers experiences of social work and social care.


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The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 4 of 2021/22 has now been released


The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 4 of 2021/22 has now been released.  This presents data on the number of registered care services, new registrations and cancellations, complaints about care services and quality theme grades all by care service type and or service sector. This is updated on a quarterly basis.

All content is available under the Open Government License, unless otherwise stated. More information on this license is available here.


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New Health and Social Care Standards reinforce care and visiting rights of residents


Scottish Government has published two new Health and Social Care Standards for Scotland’s adult care homes that will put Anne’s Law into practical effect while legislation is being prepared.

The Care Inspectorate has published guidance for providers on how services should ensure they are meeting these new Standards. 


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Annual returns are now closed


This year’s annual returns have now closed.  

We would like to thank everyone who submitted their annual return to us by the deadline, Sunday 20 March 2022. The information you have provided will help us plan, inform and carry out inspections. 


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