Providers’ faith in procurement hits rock bottom as CEC Tender is dropped


The City of Edinburgh Council Care and Support tender is once more under focus following the production of... Read More

New powers to inspect care providers: CCPS secures guarantee of consultation


Significant new powers of inspection are to be conferred upon the care services regulator by Section 43 of... Read More

CCPS launch new information e-bulletin


CCPS have now launched a brand new information e-bulletin, called Update. It has been produced to provide a... Read More

CCPS responds on Protection of Vulnerable Groups legislation


CCPS has today submitted its response to the consultation on Scottish Statutory Instruments relating to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act. CCPS's response is primarily concerned with the fees regulations, explaining that providers will find it hard to meet the increased costs and questioning some of the financial assumptions made in the Regulatory Impact Assessment.... Read More

Results of first CCPS provider optimism survey released


CCPS has today published the results of its first Provider Optimism Survey, based on the CBI business optimism survey and developed in consultation with the CBI.The survey is designed to track changes in the way that the major voluntary sector social care providers view their organisations’ prospects and the environment in which they operate, and will be repeated several times a year.... Read More

City of Edinburgh Tender for Adult Care


The recent City of Edinburgh tender for care at home/housing support for people with learning disability, mental health problems, physical disability and hearing impairment has been of significant interest to many in the last few weeks, as well as to CCPS.... Read More

CCPS analysis of 2009-10 Single Outcome Agreements


In November 2009, CCPS published its analysis of the 2009-10 Single Outcome Agreements. The report considers the coverage of social care in the documents, comparing this to the 2008-09 tranche and considering what this tells us about the development of the SOA process, concluding with concerns that reading the Single Outcome Agreements is not enough in itself to allow conclusions to be drawn about the implications for social care services in local areas.... Read More

CCPS gave evidence on Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill


CCPS attended two Committees at the Scottish Government in September to give Stage 1 evidence on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill – the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee and the Health and Sport Committee.... Read More