Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards were published by the Scottish Government in June 2017 and started to be used from April 2018.
The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone and to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld.
They mark a shift in how services are regulated, commissioned and delivered in that they are grounded in human rights.
We’re delighted, as part of Home Care Day, to be able to share a short film - created in partnership with the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care, CCPS, home care providers and individuals who access support – about how the new Standards and their rights-based approach can make a difference in home care services.