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1. Do you think that the new National Care Standards should be grounded in human rights?

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Yes new positive behaviour plans and risk assessments in place are based on a person's human rights.

2a. Do you agree that overarching quality standards should be developed for all health and social care in Scotland?

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Believe that Supporting people in their own homes and Tenancies in Supported Living, have a difference to people requiring support in a care home or hospital.

2b. Do you agree that the overarching quality standards should set out essential requirements based on human rights?

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All quality standards should have a human rights base in my opinion.

2c. Do you agree that the current National Care Standards should be streamlined and a set of general standards developed that would sit below the overarching standards and apply to all services?

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Think that their is a danger that all services could be seen as "care" rather than people with for example learning disabilities being "supported" in their own homes - all should have standards based on human rights, choices, respect and dignity, participation and social inclusion for example.

2d. Do you think general standards should set out essential requirements and aspirational elements?

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Much consultation needed with individual people to determine their specific needs, aspirations and dreams.

2e. Do you agree that a suite of specific standards are developed for particular aspects of care, circumstances or need?

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Agree, standards should reflect the persons abilities, independence, aspirations to move on to more or as much independence as they can achieve within their capabilities.

3a. What are your views on how standards should be written?

What are your views on how standards should be written?
Believe it is and should be possible to combine these views. Keys to life appear to be based on both principals.

3b. What are your views on the example of how the rights and entitlements of people using services and the responsibilities of service providers could be set out?

What are your views on the example of how the rights and entitlements of people using services and the responsibilities of service providers could be set out?
Ensuring that the rights and entitlements put the person at the forefront of the delivery of the Service they need or require. SDS moving toward this, ensuring that they can call the shots.

4a. Do you think the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland should hold services they regulate to account for meeting the proposed overarching standards, the general standards and the suite of specific standards?

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As previous statement ensure that one size doesn't fit all, people needing care and hospital support are in a different position to those in charge of their support in their own home, those people with a learning disability should (apart from normal citizens needs) never be classified as " being given care", when support to choose and do the things they want to do and wish to achieve is the fundamental base of a more integrated and independent lifestyle.

4b. How should we ensure that services not regulated by the Care Inspectorate and Health Improvement Scotland comply with the new standards?

How should we ensure that services not regulated by the Care Inspectorate and Health Improvement Scotland comply with the new standards?
Current views of PA system, in supporting people who can choose that option, that service is not being properly regulated, through PVG, training, supervision and supports. Although this gives freedom to people to choose their own support, it continues to be a worry with regard to quality and adult protection issues.

4c. We suggest that the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, consulting with others, should develop the suite of specific standards. Do you agree with this?

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As above.

5a. Please tell us about any potential impacts, either positive or negative, you feel any of the proposals set out in this consultation paper may have on particular groups of people, with reference to the ‘protected characteristics’ listed above.

Please tell us about any potential impacts, either positive or negative, you feel any of the proposals set out in this consultation paper may have on particular groups of people, with reference to the ‘protected characteristics’ listed above.
As above comments.

5b. Please tell us about any potential costs or savings that may occur as a result of the proposals set out in this consultation paper and any increase or reduction in the burden of regulation for any sector. Please be as specific as possible.

Please tell us about any potential costs or savings that may occur as a result of the proposals set out in this consultation paper and any increase or reduction in the burden of regulation for any sector. Please be as specific as possible.
Unsure.

6. Please tell us if there is anything else you wish us to consider in the review of the National Care Standards that is not covered eleswhere in the consultation paper.

Please tell us anything else about the NCS.
No not at this point