Community Care Live Scotland

Community Care Live

Our dedicated team of reporters bring you all the latest news
from Community Care Live Scotland which was held in
Edinburgh on 3-4 November 2004.

Brankin: reducing delayed discharge in Scotland is key
New deputy minister for health and community care Rhona
Brankin has singled out reducing the delayed discharge of older
people from hospital as one of her key priorities.

Single agency for correctional services could be
Plans for a single agency for correction services in
Scotland are likely to be dropped in favour of a partnership-based
approach, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has

Professionals should be trained in abuse of vulnerable
All health and social care staff in Scotland should
receive compulsory training in abuse of vulnerable adults,
delegates at CC Live Scotland were told this week.

Voluntary sector lacks “financial
The voluntary sector suffers from a perception that it is
unaccountable and lacking in “financial realism”, delegates at
Community Care Live Scotland were told this week.

Call for child protection helpline
A leading Scottish children’s charity this week
called for a national child protection helpline for Scotland to be

Compromise over re-distribution of Supporting People
The Scottish executive is set to announce a compromise
over the redistribution of Supporting People funds in Scotland,
Community Care Live Scotland delegates heard yesterday.

Service users interests may not be adequately
Support groups for direct payments clients in Scotland
will find it difficult to represent all service user interests, a
senior academic has warned.

Issue of qualifications causes debate
“The issue of qualifications has been so contentious
to registration that two delegates had to be pulled apart at a
workshop on residential child care because the debate became so
heated”, said Geraldine Doherty, registrar with the Scottish
Social Services Council.

Antisocial behaviour legislation could be
discriminatory, group warns
Antisocial behaviour legislation in Scotland becoming
friend or foe to disabled people could go either way, Capability
Scotland has warned.

Look out for Community Care Live Children and Families
on 27 January 2005.


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