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Consultation on draft social care procurement Scotland guidance: summary paper service user and carer involvement

Concern has been expressed about how some local authorities have been buying (procuring) care and support services from voluntary and private sector providers. Service users and carers have said that they have not been happy about the amount of information they have received and how their views have been taken into account. The Scottish Government decided that it would be helpful to address some of the issues by preparing Guidance which details each step of the social care procurement process. This can be referred to by service users and carers, local authorities and service providers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

The adult support and protection (Scotland) act 2007: “What it means to me” - report of a user and carers conference

This national conference was a partnership event between the Scottish Government, Age Concern Scotland, Inclusion Scotland, the Scottish Association for Mental Health and the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability which was aimed at raising awareness of the new Act among people who use services and their family members. It was an event where audience participation was crucial to ensure that their views and concerns would be reflected through a conference report which would be sent to Chairs of Adult Protection Committees to assist them with their strategic planning.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Mental health in Scotland: closing the gaps - making a difference: commitment 13

The aims of this publication are to improve the awareness of co-occurring mental health and substance misuse problems, to improve support and service provision for people who have both mental health and substance misuse problems (and their carers), and to reduce stigma and influence positively attitudes towards this care group.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Self-directed support: a draft bill for consultation

Self-directed support is defined in the Scottish national strategy on self-directed support as the principle that the citizen has informed choice and control over their care and support. This draft Bill presents the Scottish government's legislative proposals to underpin the strategy. It is a consultation draft, and is accompanied by a consultation paper and discussion document, which invites the views of individuals, organisations and professional bodies by 17 March 2011. The consultation paper explains the terminology used and summarises the provisions contained in the draft Bill. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: guardianship and intervention orders: making an application: a guide for carers

This guide is 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.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Scottish Government response to 'Carers legislation: consultation proposals: January 2014'

This government response sets out how Scottish Ministers have considered the findings of the consultation exercise on carers legislation and feedback from other engagement activity, and outlines what will be included in the Carers Bill.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Guidance on short breaks (CCD 4/2008)

This paper is about short breaks or respite care. It is written by the Scottish Government and COSLA, an organisation that speaks for all the local authorities in Scotland. This paper has been written to help people in Community Care Partnerships to make their short break service better for carers and the people they care for. This is an easy-read report, produced by ENABLE Scotland’s Accessible Information Unit.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

National health and wellbeing outcomes: a framework for improving the planning and delivery of integrated health and social care services

Guidance framework on the national health and wellbeing outcomes which apply to integrated health and social care. The framework is designed to inform how services are planned across the whole pathway of care, to ensure a focus on individuals, and also the practice changes within integrated multidisciplinary teams, that will make a difference to the care people receive.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Mental health strategy for Scotland 2012-15

Improving mental health and treating mental illness are two of our major challenges. We are not unique in facing these challenges and in Scotland we have had much success in promoting rights and recovery, addressing stigma and improving service outcomes. More people are receiving effective treatment and they receive it more quickly than ever before. Increasingly, people have a good understanding of their own mental health and are prepared to talk about things when things are not good. People come from around the world to learn from us.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Consultation on respite care guidance

This draft guidance will update and replace guidance issued in 1996. The main purpose of the consultation is to help local service planners improve respite provision in line with the overall principles of enabling self care and working with carers as partners in care by improving respite planning, shifting the balance towards preventative support, and personalising support to improve outcomes both for carers and those with care needs.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09