04 Jun Issues round-up
Our fine colleagues at Community Care Providers Scotland commissioned the University of Strathclyde to research the consequences of the third sector handing back social care contracts. The report Handing Back Contracts: Exploring the rising trend in third sector provider withdrawal from the social care market, was launched at a CCPS event on 16th May. The research conducted by the University of Strathclyde confirmed the growing trend for contracts being handed back to commissioners. This is nothing new but a worryomgb trend just the same.
Safe Staffing Bill
The Bill was passed by Parliament on 2nd May 2019. The final Bill is set out at: https://www.parliament.scot/S5_Bills/Health%20and%20Care%20(Staffing)%20(Scotland)%20Bill/HCSSBillAsPassed.pdf
The Scottish Government will consider how the legislation will be implemented and what the guidance will look like over the summer.
Private Rented Sector tenancy
A draft Scottish Statutory Instrument has been laid in Parliament which will exempt accommodation for care leavers and veterans (where the landlord is a charity) from the Private Residential Tenancy. This comes after discussions with key stakeholders inclyuding HSEU and Homeless Action Scotland. The instrument is expected to come into force on 1st July 2019. You can see the draft SSI at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/sdsi/2019/9780111042090/contents