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24 Aug 2020

Social service workforce

Sharing more Inspiring Care Stories

An emotional film of a care home resident singing with his daughter on a video call during lockdown is just one of the new Inspiring Care Stories we published today.

The story from the Crossreach St Margaret’s care home in Polmont shows how staff supported residents and families to keep in touch when face-to-face visits couldn’t take place and just how much it meant to the gentleman and his family is clear from watching the film.

This is the second phase of our Inspiring Care Stories campaign which show how the social service workforce has faced and dealt with the challenges of COVID-19 and gone the extra mile to support people using services and each other.

The latest stories feature a number from workers who have had amazing support from colleagues and highlight just how important that’s been in delivering the best possible levels of care.

We’ve published 18 new stories from lots of different areas including:

  • Fife
  • Lossiemouth
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Stornoway
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Glasgow.

The stories are the latest from 70 we’ve gathered from all types of social services right across Scotland. All the stories published so far are in our new online Inspiring Care Stories resource and we’ll publish more in September.

Get involved and share your story

We’re highlighting Inspiring Care Stories on social media all week and want everyone in social services to get involved by sharing their own stories on social media to raise the profile of their #lifechangingwork and that care is delivered by a skilled, trusted and confident workforce that is #SSSCregistered.

Services and care workers can add to the stories by:

Read the Inspiring Care Stories here. 

Contact information

Lorraine Wakefield
Communications Manager
Scottish Social Services Council