Care in Scotland is regulated by the Care Inspectorate who inspect and grade care providers. Gradings are awarded, up to grade 6, individually for four categories of individual inspection - Quality of Care, Staffing, Management and Environment. The grades accorded to each Society are detailed on the information pages. The full inspection reports and inspection history are available to view our download from the Care Inspectorate website. Copies of current reports are available from each Society also.
Care Staff working in Scotland are required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council to standards laid down at national level and in conjunction with the Care Inspectorate.
Details of where to access information about and from these bodies are available on our links page.
Financing of Care in Scotland
Matters relating to the financing of Care in Scotland includes the National Care Home Contract (NCHC) which defines various agreed standards and provides for uniform rates for Care and Nursing Care where residents are deemed to be "Council Funded". Financial assessment is carried out by the local social work service who are part of the integrated joint Health and Social Care Partnerships in each local authority area.
For self-financing residents, the Scottish Parliament provides a Free Personal Care Allowance towards this element of care costs. There is also a system of "Self-Directed Support" available to people living in sheltered housing (and at home) which can provide a fund to obtain extra services not otherwise available or as an alternative to local authority provision.