Scottish Care is a key partner in the development of national policy on dementia. Together with partners we are committed to ensuring that the best possible outcomes are achieved by individuals who live with dementia.

We are further committed to ensuring that human rights is at the heart of the care and support of those whom live with dementia.

This part of the website contain materials and guidance which will help individuals, staff and provider organisations know more about dementia. It also describes case studies of best practice.

Scottish Care has a standing group which meets with colleagues from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to support the embedding of the Promoting Excellence Programme in both care homes and care at home services/housing support services. More information can be found at:

http://www.sssc.uk.com/workforce-development/supporting-your-development/promoting-excellence-in-dementia-care

At a national level the Scottish Government has published a Proposal for Scotland's National Dementia Strategy  2016-19: March 2016

This proposal is the outcome of extensive discussion and feedback from the Dementia Dialogue events held between November and January and written submissions on the dementia consultation paper. This paper lays out Scottish Government proposals on the major areas of policy and direction on dementia for the next three years, and will form the basis of Scotland's next three-year National Dementia Strategy which will be published later this year, in 2016: See

Proposal for Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy  2016-19

In 2016-17 Scottish Care hopes to run events to embed dementia practice in care at home and housing support services. Information will be available in this section of the website.