Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
I am looking for a lawyer expert in social care, can you advise me on what I should do?
Thank you for inviting questions. I am looking for a lawyer expert in social care law. I can't even find a professional social care association.
This would include the law on the powers and responsibilities of care and local authorities.
Can you point me towards some lawyers that would be able to give support?
I’m afraid I'm unable to directly recommend lawyers to you. However, there is an organisation called Scottish Care which represents the independent sector health and social care providers across Scotland, delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support.
They are committed to ensuring that the voice of those who access social care and those who provide services is at the heart of national debate. Please have a look on their website which you can find here.
I hope this helps.
What would you like to ask Senga?
Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.