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Rights made real in care homes - Evidence and Learning

Each of our seven Rights Made Real in Care Homes projects is designed to show how the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Standards will work in practice, demonstrating how to treat residents with real respect and dignity and uphold their human rights.


The initiative funded creative and innovative projects and ways of working that will benefit people living with dementia and show others how to make rights real in care homes. All partners in the project are committed to ensuring that older people, including those living with dementia, have a right to maintain strong connections with family and friends, with their communities and with the things that matter to them regardless of where they live.

This programme of work is supported by Scottish Care, the largest group of independent sector social care providers across Scotland. They have been awarded Trust funding to give direction and focus to the programme, by providing a knowledge and practice based human rights perspective. They will also facilitate wider engagement with the programme and share learning through a range of policy and practice forums.

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On their website, Scottish Care provide information and resources relating to human rights to help providers make rights real in their care services.

Their project officer also writes a regular blog on issues facing those living with dementia in care homes, and the impact that this funding is having.