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Scottish Social Care

13th February 2016

Countdown – New Care Standards in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The National Care Standards in Scotland are available to service users and their carers in choosing and evaluating the service...

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31st October 2015

Evaluating Progress in Personalisation

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Keys to Life The Scottish Government introduced Keys to Life in 2013 as a ten-year strategic policy to increase inclusion and...

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24th October 2015

New approaches to Inspection

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Care Inspectorate in Scotland regulates a wide range of care and support services in the country. There is an...

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17th October 2015

Supporting people through Art & Music

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Arts4Dementia Arts4Dementia (A4D) is a charity whose logo includes 'Empowering people with memory loss through artistic stimulation'. Their events and information...

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17th October 2015

Supporting people through Art & Music

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Arts4Dementia Arts4Dementia (A4D) is a charity whose logo includes 'Empowering people with memory loss through artistic stimulation'. Their events and information...

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11th October 2015

Advance Care Directives

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

In Scotland, people receiving health and social care can make advance directives. These are statements of how they would want...

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27th September 2015

Funding Improvements for People with Learning Disabilities

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Scottish Government introduced a new strategy in 2013 to improve services for...

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18th September 2015

Improving Supervision

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The IRISS The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is a charitable company with a mission to: ‘…promote positive...

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13th September 2015

Participation and quality

1Fit

These are challenging times in providing social care, but there is also innovation and overall development of the sector. The...

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08th September 2015

Inspection and participation

1Fit

Inspections by the Care Inspectorate in Scotland shifted in focus when it began to grade services for their quality. Grades...

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