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

Voluntary Sector care provides Best Value


The Care Commission has provided figures to the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee meeting, showing that 89-92% of voluntary sector care at home services receive only high gradings (4s, 5s and 6s)... Read More

SSSC Registration comes into force


SSSC Registration came into force on April 30 2009 that will effectively set deadlines for registration with the... Read More

CCPS gives evidence to Government Inquiry into older people’s home care


The Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into home care for... Read More