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.
When will the new framework for Care at Home be released?
I work in Care at Home and we are eagerly awaiting the new framework which has already been released for care homes. Do you have any idea when this will be released as we are keen to get on board and become familiar?
Please don’t be anxious, the feedback I have had from care homes is the new framework has been good and easy to implement.
I attended the recent Care at Home Conference hosted by Scottish Care and the new CEO Peter Macleod was speaking of the new framework.
He estimated CAH would be roughly the end of the year or very early 2020, therefore have at least a further 6 months of using the Quality Themes.
My best advice for you is to really become familiar with the Health and Social Care Standards as these are what is used to formulate the new framework, if you have these embedded in your service you can’t go wrong.
Good Luck Katie
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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.