Making sure your Care Home/Nursing Home is safe from fire

Care home providers are encouraged to review their fire risk assessments and management arrangements to ensure these are considered. It may be valuable to engage with their Fire Risk Assessors or Local Fire and Rescue Service to gather further advice if they are concerned about fire safety arrangements, staffing levels or emergency plans.   Read inContinue reading “Making sure your Care Home/Nursing Home is safe from fire”

People who fund their own social care receive little help to navigate the system – Informative and accessible health and care research

Published on 7 January 2021 People in England who pay for their own social care receive little assistance in making choices, even though arranging care requires a range of skills that they may not have. Adult social care – for example personal assistance in the home or being cared for in a residential home –Continue reading “People who fund their own social care receive little help to navigate the system – Informative and accessible health and care research”

Is this me? | Malnutrition Task Force

Whether you are slim or bigger (even if you are seemingly overweight, you can still be malnourished), it’s not good to lose weight without meaning to. It’s easy for weight to drop off without noticing. Significant, unintended weight loss makes you more likely to get ill or have a fall and can slow down yourContinue reading “Is this me? | Malnutrition Task Force”


Make sure you follow Health Protection Scotland’s guidance for any issues in relation to coronavirus, COVID-19. This is available on Health Protection Scotland’s website. You can find information on our website here. It is important that you check these websites daily to stay up to date. We are receiving questions from services on a dailyContinue reading “COVID-19 FAQs”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Care Inspectorate Wales

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have captured some of your most frequently asked questions for care providers and staff across Wales. We understand and appreciate the difficulty of the current situation and the impact it is having on many care providers and staff across Wales. We hope the FAQs below answer some ofContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Care Inspectorate Wales”

22 Questions to ask about assisted living

dementia-by-day: I am often asked, “What questions do I need to ask before moving my loved one into an assisted living community?” Here is a pretty comprehensive list, but bear in mind, you are going to want to find most of these out through observation! Don’t show up and fire a million questions at the marketingContinue reading “22 Questions to ask about assisted living”

Communicating with residents – CMA guidance

In November 2018, the Competitions and Market Authority (CMA) issued guidance to UK Care Home Providers for older people, setting out consumer law obligations to protect residents, prospective residents and their representatives when using care services. The law requires that Care Home Providers understand the difficult circumstances in which people may be making decisions aboutContinue reading “Communicating with residents – CMA guidance”