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Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002

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SCHEDULE 1S Social care not ordinarily charged for

(introduced by section 1(1)(c))

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

1As regards the personal hygiene of the person cared for—

(a)shaving;

(b)cleaning teeth (whether or not they are artificial) by means of a brush or dental floss and (in the case of artificial teeth) by means of soaking;

(c)providing assistance in rinsing the mouth;

(d)keeping finger nails and toe nails trimmed;

(e)assisting the person with going to the toilet or with using a bedpan or other receptacle;

(f)where the person is fitted with a catheter or stoma, providing such assistance as is requisite to ensure cleanliness and that the skin is kept in a favourable hygienic condition;

(g)where the person is incontinent—

(i)the consequential making of the person’s bed and consequential changing and laundering of the person’s bedding and clothing; and

(ii)caring for the person’s skin to ensure that it is not adversely affected.

[F12As regards eating requirements, the preparation of, or the provision of any assistance with the preparation of, the person’s food including (without prejudice to that generality)–

(a)defrosting, washing, peeling, cutting, chopping, pureeing, mixing or combining, cooking, heating or re-heating, or otherwise preparing food or ingredients;

(b)cooking, heating or re-heating pre-prepared fresh or frozen food;

(c)portioning or serving food;

(d)cutting up, pureeing or otherwise processing food to assist with eating it;

(e)advising on food preparation; and

(f)assisting in the fulfilment of special dietary needs,

but not the supply of food (whether in the form of a pre-prepared meal or ingredients for a meal) to, or the obtaining of food for, the person, or the preparation of food prior to the point of supply to the person.]

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3If the person is immobile or substantially immobile, dealing with the problems of that immobility.

4If the person requires medical treatment, assisting with medication, as for example by—

(a)applying creams or lotions;

(b)administering eye drops;

(c)applying dressings in cases where this can be done without the physical involvement of a registered nurse or of a medical practitioner;

(d)assisting with the administration of oxygen as part of a course of therapy.

5With regard to the person’s general well-being—

(a)assisting with getting dressed;

(b)assisting with surgical appliances, prosthesis and mechanical and manual equipment;

(c)assisting with getting up and with going to bed;

(d)the provision of devices to help memory and of safety devices;

(e)behaviour management and psychological support.

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