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Guardianship and intervention orders - making an application: a guide for carers

A guide for carers who are concerned that the person they care for is unable to take action or make some or all decisions in relation to their finances, personal welfare or health, due to a mental disability or severe communications difficulties, such as a stroke. The guide covers information on how the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 can help. It also explains the purpose of guardianship and intervention orders and outlines the considerations to make before taking forward an application for a guardianship or intervention order.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

The future of unpaid care in Scotland: headline report and recommendations

Support for unpaid carers has rightly become an important policy area in Scotland. In some ways, Scotland is ahead of other parts of the UK when it comes to developing services for carers. To build on this, the Scottish Executive undertook a project looking into the future needs of unpaid carers, and how services might need to change over the next 10 years. The aim was to  create a picture of what services unpaid carers need, and how best to deliver these services so that they make a difference to people’s quality of life.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Substance misuse research: evaluation and description of drug projects: working with young people and families

This report describes and evaluates four projects within the Partnership Drugs Initiative. Two of the projects are designed to intervene with young people who are engaged in substance misuse, one provides support for young carers from families in which a parent is misusing drugs or alcohol and one seeks to reduce the impact of parents’ drug use upon their children. The purpose of the report is 1) to describe and assess the impact of the four projects upon their various client groups and 2) to review what we can learn from them.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Help for Carers (Scotland)

There are about 500,000 carers in Scotland. Carers are people who regularly provide voluntary care for relatives or friends who are unable to look after themselves.

If you are a carer, we want to do more to help you. We set out our 'Strategy for carers in Scotland' on 24 November 1999. The strategy has five main aims.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

National Care Standards: short breaks and respite care services for adults

Outlines the national care standards for short breaks and respite care services for adults in Scotland. Contents: before using the service, standards one to six; day to day life, standards seven to eighteen; going home or moving on, standard nineteen.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

The new Mental Health Act: rights of carers

This guide explains what the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 says about the rights of people who care for a person with a mental disorder. The guide explains the main aim of the principles of the Act is to ensure that service users are treated with respect. It goes on to explain the difference between a carer, named person and an advocate and who the law recognises as a carer.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Living well with long-term conditions: report of the Open Space events held in Glasgow, Tuesday 13 February 2007 and Aberdeen, Thursday 15 March 2007

The Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS) was established in 2006 to bring together hundreds of voluntary and community organisations across Scotland in order to give a national voice to ensure the interests and needs of people living with long-term conditions are heard and addressed. The events held in Glasgow on 13 February 2007 and in Aberdeen on 15 March 2077 are described.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

NHS carer information strategies: minimum requirements and guidance on implementation

This Health Department Letter (HDL) relates to the preparation and submission by Health Boards of NHS Carer Information Strategies for carers who may have rights under section 12AA of the 1968 Act and/or section 24 of the 1995 Act.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Connecting partnerships: a framework for supporting leadership, effective management and service innovations across health and social care partnerships

A framework is provided for the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) Connecting Partnership Programme. The (JIT) was established in 2005 to work directly with health and social care partnerships to accelerate the pace of improvements to ensure better outcomes for service users and carers. The JIT is sponsored by the Scottish Executive, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA), and NHS Scotland and aims to help partnerships work towards both national and local improvement targets.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Rights, relationships and recovery: the national review of mental health nursing in Scotland: annual report of progress prepared by the National Implementation Group for the Chief Nursing Officer

The aim of Rights, Relationships and Recovery is to enhance and develop mental health nursing in Scotland and produce continual improvements in the experiences and outcomes of care of service users, their families and carers. Progress against the Delivery Action Plan is to be measured twice yearly from returns submitted by the various stakeholders. This report is based on the information received from the stakeholders after the first six months of activity. It is the first of a series of annual reports that will summarise the position each year until 2010.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10