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S5W-10503: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, how many (a) public and (b) private care homes there are in each local authority area, and what information it has regarding how many provide LGBTI+ training for staff.

Answered by: Shona Robison 23 August 2017

The number of care homes in each local authority area by (a) public and (b) private care homes is set out in the following table.

Care Homes for Adults, at March 2016

 

SECTOR

 

 

Public

Private

 

Aberdeen City

0

32

 

Aberdeenshire

11

38

 

Angus

4

26

 

Argyll & Bute

6

14

 

Clackmannanshire

2

6

 

Dumfries & Galloway

1

26

 

Dundee City

6

24

 

East Ayrshire

1

25

 

East Dunbartonshire

1

14

 

East Lothian

4

13

 

East Renfrewshire

1

9

 

Edinburgh, City of

14

41

 

Falkirk

8

20

 

Fife

11

65

 

Glasgow City

11

57

 

Highland

17

43

 

Inverclyde

1

9

 

Midlothian

2

8

 

Moray

3

13

 

Nah-Eileanan Siar

7

1

 

North Ayrshire

2

21

 

North Lanarkshire

4

32

 

Orkney Islands

8

0

 

Perth & Kinross

3

37

 

Renfrewshire

4

16

 

Scottish Borders

0

20

 

Shetland Islands

9

0

 

South Ayrshire

3

21

 

South Lanarkshire

8

40

 

Stirling

3

13

 

West Dunbartonshire

6

7

 

West Lothian

6

13

 

SCOTLAND

167

704

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTI+ Training

Social Service workers and employers must adhere to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice. The Codes set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of everyone who works in social services in Scotland. The standards include protecting the rights of people who use services; respect the rights of people who use services; promote diversity and respect different cultures and values. Employer must ensure that their staff have the skills and knowledge to undertake their role.

We do not hold information centrally on specific training carried out in care homes. All registered care workers must meet the minimum standards of education set by the SSSC and continuously update their skills and knowledge to maintain their registration.