1. Strategy/plan

    22 Oct 2021

    Adult social care - winter preparedness plan: 2021-22

    This Plan sets out the measures that will be applied across the adult social care sector to meet the challenges over the winter 2021 - 2022. It details information to all those involved in and affected by adult social care provision. The Plan accompanies the Health and Social Care Winter Overview.

  2. Research and analysis

    26 Aug 2021

    Young Carer Grant: interim evaluation

    This report presents findings from the interim evaluation of Young Carer Grant. It aims to provide learning about the overall implementation of the benefit over the first 18 months of delivery, and the extent to which the short and medium-term policy objectives of Young Carer Grant have been met.

  3. Strategy/plan

    25 Aug 2021

    NHS recovery plan

    The NHS recovery plan sets out key ambitions and actions to be developed and delivered now and over the next 5 years in order to address the backlog in care and meet ongoing healthcare needs for people across Scotland.

  4. Advice and guidance

    12 Jul 2021

    Carers (Scotland) Act 2016: statutory guidance - updated July 2021

    Statutory guidance for local authorities, health boards and integration authorities on effective implementation of the provisions of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (‘the Act’). It will also be of interest to other organisations working alongside statutory bodies to deliver carer support.

  5. Advice and guidance

    05 Jul 2021

    Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: code of practice

    The purpose of the refresh is to ensure adult support and protection guidance takes account of policy and practice developments since the Act was introduced in 2007, and thus bring the guidance up to date with current legislation and relevant changes in policy and legislation.

  6. Advice and guidance

    05 Jul 2021

    Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: code of practice

    The purpose of the refresh is to ensure adult support and protection guidance takes account of policy and practice developments since the Act was introduced in 2007, and thus bring the guidance up to date with current legislation and relevant changes in policy and legislation.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Independent report

    03 Feb 2021

    Adult social care: independent review

    The Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland was led by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland. Mr Feeley was supported by an Advisory Panel comprising Scottish and International experts.

  10. 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.

  11. NEWS

    25 Jun 2020 12:42

    Visiting care homes

    Phased reintroduction of family visiting and communal activities for residents.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.