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Scottish Social Care

22nd March 2017

Active living, healthy ageing

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Health researchers have in recent years highlighted the fact that inactivity is a major threat to public health. Being inactive...

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15th March 2017

A preventive approach to homelessness

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Government last year announced a program to reduce the problem of homelessness, recognising this as a major issue for...

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08th March 2017

Working with personal outcomes

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I have written before about the importance of personal outcomes in providing personal support and care.I think it is useful...

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28th February 2017

Management and leadership

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Managing and leading are important in the operation of care services. They are often seen as being combined in one...

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22nd February 2017

Building partnership in Health and Social care services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Scottish legislation came into force in April 2016 to require health and social care services to be provided on an...

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15th February 2017

Changes for care regulation in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

How care services are inspected and regulated in Scotland is undergoing changes, some of which have happened and some are...

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09th February 2017

Attitudes to healthcare

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

We have a valued and envied health care system in this country. Recent surveys in Scotland by the Government showed...

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07th February 2017

Loneliness: a hidden epidemic

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Two recent news articles address this problem: one points to how common the problem is, and another is a local...

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31st January 2017

These are our Children

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, was commissioned by the Department of Health to look into...

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25th January 2017

Human rights in social care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Human rights have become a more prominent feature in social care services in Scotland.This is in part because a review...

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