residential care

Independence, choice and control: DLA and personal mobility in state-funded residential care

This report begins by looking at disabled people’s mobility needs and proceeds to examine the different support available for meeting these.

Supporting carers: the case for change

Report that provides evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and peer reviewed journals to show that increasing support for carers: improves health and wellbeing outcomes for patients and recipients of care; improves health and wellbeing outcomes for carers, who suffer disproportionately high levels of ill-health; reduces unwanted admissions, readmissions and delayed discharges in hospital settings; and reduces unwanted residential care admissions and length of stays.

Final report of the social pedagogy pilot programme: development and implementation

Research commissioned by government to develop and implement a pilot programme in order to determine the impact of, and best method for, introducing a social pedagogic approach in residential children’s homes in line with the Care Matters White Paper’s commitment (DCSF 2007).

The report documents the development and implementation part of the pilot programme.

Positioning turnaround services for older people: discussion paper

Paper that advocates a model for targeting health and social care provision in older old age called ‘Turnaround’.

Turnaround is advocated in the context of older population changes which make it imperative that authorities limit the need for high cost provision such as residential care and intensive home care support.

The approach would aim to develop provision that lessens the likelihood of admission to hospital or care, or demand for high intensity community provision, through a holistic approach which focuses on improvement, recovery and rehabilitation.

Allegations against residential workers: guidance on how agencies should respond

The first part of this publication provides information on culture and context in which residential services for children and young people should be provided. It also provides information on when the guidance should be applied, the principles to be used in its application and key definitions used.

Improving the quality of care in Scotland: an overview of Care Commission findings 2002 to 2010

The Care Commission began operating in April 2002 and this report presents what has been learned over the eight years of regulating care services in Scotland. It sets out the context for the Care Commission's work, examines the impact its regulation work has had on outcomes for the people who use care services, and makes strong statements about where the care sector needs to improve.

Dementia gateway

Resource for those working with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings. It contains lots of practical tips, tools and activities in each of the sections that will help with daily work. Each section has been written by a national dementia expert so the information and guidance is up to date and reflects what is known about best practices in dementia care.

Getting it right for children in residential care

Audit that examined how effectively councils use their resources on residential placements for their looked-after children and identified areas for improvement. Audit Scotland's work complements the Scottish Government’s strategic review of residential child care services in Scotland, conducted by the National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI).

Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC): library and publications

Specialist library of over 4,000 book titles and periodicals on residential child care and related fields. It is open to residential workers, managers, students, academics and others with an interest in the field of residential care for children and young people.

Forgotten Citizens: Researching the Past

This podcast is taken from the ‘Forgotten Citizens’ Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June. It features Dorothy Atkinson and Mabel Cooper, who share their experiences of working alongside one another to find out about Mabel’s past in long stay institutions in England. They talk about the stories Mabel’s family had uncovered and also how Mabel feels about the institutions she had been in.