New Health and Social Care Standards Scotland

Scotland’s new Standards have been launched, with human rights at their core.

The standards, which will be implemented on 1 April 2018, will apply to the NHS as well as services registered with the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and set out the standard people should expect when using health or social care services.

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Disabled parking legislation to be examined by committee.

Has legislation aimed at tackling the misuse of disabled parking places been effective?

This is  one of the questions Local Government & Communities Committee will ask as it launches an investigation into the Disabled  Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009.

The Act, was aimed at stopping disabled parking spaces being used by those not entitled to use them. Whilst enforcement action can be taken against non-blue badge holders who park in a disabled persons’ place,  some local authorities rely on the goodwill of drivers not to park in what is known as ‘advisory parking places’.

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Winterbourne View – Time for Change

Transforming the commissioning of services for people with learning
disabilities and/or autism.
he Winterbourne View scandal, exposed by the Panorama programme,shocked the nation.. It led to the Government pledge to move all people with learning disabilities
and/or autism inappropriately placed in such institutions into community care by June this year.
A report by the Transforming Care and Commissioning
Steering Group, chaired by Sir Stephen Bubb – 2014
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