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Tony Clarke

Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Tony began care work as a care assistant in care of the elderly here in Scotland in the 1970s. He very much enjoyed promoting activities, interests and good basic care. After a gap to gain a social work qualification, he worked in management of care services, latterly as a peripatetic manager which gave him experience of a wide range of services.

Posts by Tony Clarke:

07th July 2017

Self-directed support – getting there?

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Self-directed support is a national strategic framework in Scotland, to maximise the personalisation of care and support services, extending person-centred...

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28th June 2017

Poor practice in some care homes

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

There have been many major recent events for the country, relayed in our news week by week. However, some recent...

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21st June 2017

Finalised Scottish National Health and Social Care standards

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Government has announced a new set of Health and Social care standards which will become fully applicable from...

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19th June 2017

Registration of care staff in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Social Services Council(SSSC) is the regulatory body for social care staff in Scotland. It oversees the registration, workforce...

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09th June 2017

Community support for mental health

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Mental Welfare Commission(Scotland) carried out a 2016 survey of the opinions of people with mental health problems being supported...

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31st May 2017

Sincere apologies…

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Parliament has passed an act, The Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016, which in certain civil proceedings, rules out the...

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25th May 2017

Valuing care at home

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Scottish Care, the umbrella group for independent care providers in Scotland, has reported on how Care at Home services (and...

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18th May 2017

Visiting: staying connected

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

People living in care homes appreciate keeping in touch with their family and friends. It is very important for anyone's...

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10th May 2017

Safe bathing and showering

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Most of us, on most occasions, can enjoy a bath or shower as a relaxing and pleasant experience, setting us...

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08th May 2017

Free personal care in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Free personal and nursing care was introduced by the Scottish government in 2002. It was heralded at the time as...

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