In 2016, the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scottish Government to lead the Care…about physical activity (CAPA) improvement programme. We worked with 140 care services across eight local authority partnership areas to help care providers build physical activity and more movement into the daily lives of those they support. This has helped reduce falls, increase strength and created independence for many older people in Scotland.

We received additional funding from the Scottish Government in September 2018 to expand the programme to neighbouring partnership areas.

This means we can continue to work with more care services to ensure older people in care get the support they need to move more in ways that matter to them to improve their quality of life.

The project will run until May 2020.

As part of the programme several local learning events will take place bringing people together to learn and share. Improvement teams from participating care services will be asked to attend these events. Care staff and local partners will learn together about quality improvement and how to use CAPA. Services will complete a self-improvement evaluation to see what’s working well and identify any improvements. Together, strategies for increasing

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levels of physical activity will be considered and services will be supported to adapt these for the needs of those they care for.

There will be a strong emphasis on sharing learning and good practice and the learning themes at the learning events will be tailored to local need. Some support will be given to services from the programme team and local lead to implement and embed the principles of CAPA, make improvements and carry out discrete pieces of work.