home care

In Safe hands was issued as Section 7 Guidance in 2000. This update addresses the gap in provision of guidance to promote good financial practice when supporting vulnerable people in their own homes. It covers: purpose of good practice guidance; underpinning principles; roles and responsibilities of the care co-ordinator, care provider and care worker; responsibility for monitoring of financial transactions. The appendix provides a summary of the Mental Capacity Act and examples of financial transaction recording documentation used in local authorities.

BBC Radio 4 Your and Yours programme with Ivan Lewis, Lord Sutherland and Lord Lipsey. A Green Paper on the future of social care expected in 2009 is discussed - what it contains and how it will work in Scotland.

This review by a team from the University of Warwick and University of the West of England, with support from the University of York, examines research evidence available to support improved care for older people in residential homes. The review explores seven themes: residents' and relatives' views on care; clinical areas for improvement; medication in care homes; medical input into care homes; nursing care in care homes; interface between care homes and other services; care improvement in care homes.

Statistical publication presenting national figures for home care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland.

This briefing provides guidance for home care providers on how to meet the challenges posed by the personalisation agenda. It provides details of both opportunities and risks, and also highlights how personalisation will impact on organisations very differently, depending on their size, and whether they have relied on large-scale council contracts or on more self-funded customers. Short examples from practice are also included.

JRF’s search to understand and improve the experiences of older people and disabled people in society is central to our work on social policy and practice. This publication is a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the review of the No Secrets guidance.

Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.

Report which evaluates the robustness of financial planning, monitoring and reporting arrangements for FPNC at both national and local level. It examines the costs and funding allocations for FPNC across all Scottish councils and identifies the financial impact of FPNC on older people, the Scottish Government and councils.

Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National care standards for care homes for children and young people.

This review has been triggered by a range of issues and representations, not least being the quite proper concern to ensure that systems for keeping children safe and ensuring that they receive a suitable education are as robust as possible.

The review was conducted by means of structured interview with a range of stakeholders including home educating parents and children, visits to local authorities and home education groups, a public call for evidence and a questionnaire to all top tier local authorities in England.