Principles of the National Care Standards
The standards describe what people can expect from different services and are based on 6 main principles:
- realising potential
- equality and diversity
Read more about the standards at the Care Inspectorate website.
Care services covered by the standards
The following standards may apply to the services you use:
- care at home
- support services (day care)
- short breaks and respite care
- adult placement services
- hospice care
- housing support services
- nurse agencies
- care homes for older people
When the Care Inspectorate inspects care services, it checks to make sure the right standards are being met and can take action if this isn't happening.
Changes to the standards
The Scottish Government has published a consultation on new National Health and Care Standards that would apply across health and social care. The Scottish Government is proposing to base these around people's human rights.
Find out more about the review of the standards at the National Care Standards Review website.
Phone the Care Inspectorate on 0345 600 9527. This should cost the same price as calling a local number from a mobile or landline.
Read the Scottish Government's National Care Standards.
The information was last updated on: 15th February 2016