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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03532: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance there is regarding the number of safety mats required in residential care accommodation.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 1 November 2016

There is no specific guidance on the number of safety mats required in residential care accommodation. A safety mat should be provided where an individual has been assessed and a requirement for one has been identified. The Care Inspectorate expect people's needs to be assessed before they move into a care home and if a safety mat or pressure mat is needed, that this is provided.