HRH Duke of Edinburgh, 10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021 Read more

  1. Advice and guidance

    24 Mar 2021

    Social care - self-directed support: framework of standards

    This framework consists of a set of standards (including practice statements and core components) written specifically for local authorities to provide them with an overarching structure, aligned to legislation and statutory guidance, for further implementation of the self-directed support approach and principles.

  2. Correspondence

    10 Mar 2021

    Carers Act Finance 2021-2022: letter

    Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport about additional funding in the 2021-2022 Scottish Budget, for expanding support for unpaid carers under the Carers Act.

  3. Advice and guidance

    24 Nov 2020

    Adults who lack capacity - discharge process: key actions

    Identifies the key messages gathered from Adults with Incapacity (AWI) peer support sessions run between a number of Health and Social Care Partnerships and local operational guidance in place for managing adults who lack capacity and who are preparing for discharge.

  4. Advice and guidance

    09 Nov 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): interim guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings in hospitals, primary care, wider community care and adult care homes

    Guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings by staff within acute hospitals (including mental health, maternity, neonatal and paediatrics), community hospitals, primary care (GP practices, dentists, opticians and pharmacies) and wider community care (including adult social or community care and adult residential settings, care home settings and domiciliary care).

  5. NEWS

    25 Jun 2020 12:42

    Visiting care homes

    Phased reintroduction of family visiting and communal activities for residents.

  6. Advice and guidance

    05 Nov 2019

    Adult protection significant case reviews: interim framework

    Framework to support a consistent approach to conducting adult protection significant case reviews and improve the dissemination and application of learning both locally and nationally. This framework is for all partners.

  7. Strategy/plan

    02 Oct 2019

    Adult support and protection improvement plan 2019-2022

    Plan to complement and strengthen local adult support and protection improvement activity, provide assurance and identify future areas for improvement so that adults at risk of harm in Scotland are supported and protected.

  8. Strategy/plan

    19 Dec 2016

    Health and social care delivery plan

    Delivery plan to set out the framework and actions needed to ensure that our health and social care services are fit to meet requirements.