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26th November 2019

Adult Support and Protection – Improvement Plan 2019-2022

Susan Donnelly Scottish Mental Health

    Improvement Plan 2019-2022 The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is now 12 years old. This laid the foundation for...

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26th November 2019

Registration of Support Workers in Care at Home and Housing Support Services – Deadline Approaching

Susan Donnelly Scottish Mental Health

  The Care Inspectorate has registered approximately 1,030 Care at Home services, with another 441* support services in Scotland. This number...

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31st October 2019

Robotic Pets for People with Dementia: Are we Barking up the Wrong Tree?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  I recently read a social care report about the increasing use of robotic technology in health care. The report highlighted...

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30th October 2019

Regulatory Returns

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

  Everywhere we look there is the need for information to be gained from us, a simple trip to the shops...

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30th October 2019

What do I need to prove to be outstanding?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  What do I need to prove to be outstanding? It can feel kind of tough to work out what CQC are...

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28th October 2019

Reminiscence: An Everyday Routine

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

What is it? Reminiscence is a treatment that uses all our senses, sight, touch, taste, smell and sound, to help people...

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28th October 2019

The Benefits of Nature in Dementia Care

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

    “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Hans Christian Andersen I’ve been enjoying some R&R...

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30th September 2019

Sleeping on the Job: Should ‘sleep-in’ staff receive National Minimum Wage?

Kaine Davey Napthens LLP - Employment Law Adviser

  In 2018 the Court of Appeal held that ‘sleep-in’ care workers in residential accommodation are not entitled to the National...

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30th September 2019

Oral Care Matters

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

  I’m not fond of having my picture taken, the person holding the camera shouting cheese as everyone gathers round and...

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23rd August 2019

Extension of Whistleblowing Protection

Rebekah Lindeman Employment Law Adviser

  The decision taken by the Employment Tribunal in the recent case of Bilsbrough v Berry Marketing Services Ltd could see...

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