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Peer Support for Mental Health

June 30, 2016
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) has published a report on the role of peer support in Scottish mental health services. The report highlights that peer…
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Countdown – New Care Standards in Scotland

February 13, 2016
The National Care Standards in Scotland are available to service users and their carers in choosing and evaluating the service they receive. They are service specific standards in developing and…
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New standards for health and social care in Scotland

January 30, 2016
Registered health and social care services in Scotland are inspected and regulated using the National Care Standards. These are also used by service users and their carers in choosing and…
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Prevention through Enabled Communities

November 21, 2015
The Scottish Government has seen the need, since 2010, with the launch of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, to reform how public services are delivered so as to…
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Evaluating Progress in Personalisation

October 31, 2015
Keys to Life The Scottish Government introduced Keys to Life in 2013 as a ten-year strategic policy to increase inclusion and improved lifestyles for people with learning disability and their…
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New approaches to Inspection

October 24, 2015
The Care Inspectorate in Scotland regulates a wide range of care and support services in the country. There is an ongoing consultation process in reviewing the National Care Standards used…
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Supporting people through Art & Music

October 17, 2015
Arts4Dementia Arts4Dementia (A4D) is a charity whose logo includes ‘Empowering people with memory loss through artistic stimulation’. Their events and information resources show how music and arts can generally have…
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Advance Care Directives

October 11, 2015
In Scotland, people receiving health and social care can make advance directives. These are statements of how they would want their future care to be provided, in the event that…
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