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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.
Any advice to University Graduate without experience applying for jobs in care sector?
Hello, I am looking to work in the care sector, made some applications to some care homes but was told I have no experience. I am a University Graduate. Any help, please?
How many staff is required for a non-medical care home?
How many staff is required for a non-medical care home? 18 residents And how is this worked out? Thank you.
What is the fee for registering a Supported Living business in Scotland?
I am trying to register a Supported Living business in Scotland. I submitted my application today. I don’t know how much to pay. I will support people in their homes and in our bungalow.
I’m due to pay my sssc of £25, how do I go about this?
I’m due to pay my sssc of £25, how do I go about this? thanks
I recently has to start a new registration, will I receive a new expiry date to complete my qualification?
I was already registered and had a date when I had to have my qualification by. I recently changed into a care home so I had to start a new registration. Will I receive a new expiry date?
Stress Management for staff during Covid-19?
Our staff are getting really stressed in these trying times due to working long hours and concern about the coronavirus. I thank them daily and they know they are appreciated. I wish I could do more to help them, any suggestions.
Resources on infection control and coronavirus
We are all worried in our care home, visitors have been asked not to visit to try and keep the service users safe. We are all getting refresher training on infection control and coronavirus. I wanted to read up on this, can you advise.
Looking at an environmental audit for the care home, what course should I aim?
I support people who live with dementia and have been advised to look at an environmental audit for the care home which may improve the outcomes for people, which of course is my aim. I can’t find the audit, are you aware of it?
Have the Care Inspectorate changed the way they inspect Care at home?
I have been told the Care Inspectorate have changed the way they inspect Care at Home, is that correct? I am expecting an inspection soon and I am now worried that they will inspect me under the new regime, and I don’t know about it. Can you clarify for me, please?
I am looking to start a day centre for adults with autism in my area. The centre would have a maximum capacity of 25 service users.
Can you tell me what type of licences and qualifications are required?