Alzheimer Scotland service praised by inspectors

A housing support service for people with dementia in Midlothian and East Lothian has been given top marks by the Care Inspectorate.

Inspectors gave Mid and East Lothian Services, a branch of the charity Alzheimer Scotland, top marks of ‘excellent’ across the board following an unannounced inspection.

It is the second inspection in a row which ranked the service as ‘excellent.’

The service provides housing support and care at home services to people with dementia.

A report on the inspection noted: “The service provides a high quality of support to service users and their carers. The staff team are skilled and trained in dementia.

“This training helps them to identify changes in service users’ care and support needs and to support people effectively in their daily lives. The service is very well managed.

The management team are accessible to service users, their relatives and staff for advice on any issues.

“The organisation promotes best practice in dementia and supports other agencies and the general public through providing guidance and advice to them.”

The full inspection report is available here: