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What are the prospects for Scottish care funding?

August 28, 2015
Funding for care services in Scotland has been continuously reduced due to year-on-year cuts in local authority funding, causing great difficulties for people who use these services. The simple cause…
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Integration of Health and Social Care in Scotland

August 24, 2015
Scottish care services, independent and council-run, together with the local area health services across the country, are currently working through an exciting but challenging time of change. By 2016, these…
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Giving evidence for SCSWIS inspection

August 4, 2015
Evidence-based practice has for some time been an important principle in providing social care. Recent developments have seen the importance of evidence and intelligence-based practice increasing. These changes include the…
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Dealing with dementia

July 28, 2015
The NHS tells us that dementia is caused by a higher than normal loss of brain cells, normally due to a build-up of unusual proteins in the brain. This damage…
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A fairer society?

July 21, 2015
The Government in Scotland has embarked on an ambitious (and welcome) program, asking the country how it can become a fairer and more equal place to live. Increasing improvements in…
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Staff shortages in the social care sector

July 6, 2015
On average, nursing homes receive poorer grading on their performance than residential homes. It is thought that this is caused by staff shortages: the CQC State of Care report showed…
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Home Care in the Netherlands

June 30, 2015
The Scottish Government – as in other parts of the UK – is looking at restructuring the operations of their Health Service and more local, primary care, holistic and person-centred…
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Free personal care in Scotland

June 22, 2015
Free personal care was introduced by the Scottish Government in 2002. Local authorities will directly pay the care element of fees for those people whose care needs they assess and…
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