The Good Practice Guide was produced by Care and Repair Scotland, the national coordinating body for Care and Repair services. It focuses on the role of Care and Repair in providing personal, financial and technical support to older and disabled people facing the difficult task of repairing, improving or adapting a home which is no longer suitable for their needs.
The aim of the Good Practice Guide is to assemble and present the best policy, planning and practice material available, so that Care and Repair services in Scotland continuously improve and build capacity to achieve the vision of Care and Repair, which is:
"a Scotland where all older and disabled people can access Care and Repair services to enable them to continue living in their own home for as long as it is safe and practical for them to do so".
The Good Practice Guide updates previous guidance published in 2011. It describes the strategic and operational context of Care and Repair services in Scotland in 2017, considers contemporary issues facing the Care and Repair sector, and promotes best practice in respect to the activities of Care and Repair services across the country.
The Guide has been developed in collaboration with the 33 Care and Repair services operating across Scotland and builds on recently developed research and Guidance from both Care and Repair England and Wales.
A PDF copy of the Guidance can be downloaded here: