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30 Sep 2020

Milestone reached for social service workforce

When the Regulation of Care Act set a vision for a regulated, qualified and professional social service workforce one of the first members of staff at the new Scottish Social Services Council was Lorraine Gray. Nearly 20 years later, and now Chief Executive, she reflects on the remarkable journey.

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30 Sep 2020

Twenty-year journey for the social service workforce

Social service workers and the key role they have played in supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable citizens during COVID-19 have quite rightly been recognised as a vital part of the health and social care system.

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28 Sep 2020

Social care staff support fund

Did you know social service employers can claim additional costs you’ve incurred if your staff have not been able to work due to COVID-19?

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28 Sep 2020

Thank you for your Inspiring Care Stories

Over the past three months we’ve shared Inspiring Care Stories during COVID-19 and lockdown from social service workers right across Scotland and today we publish the final phase.

Social service workforce

24 Aug 2020

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.

Social service workforce

07 Aug 2020

Extension of influenza (flu) vaccination programme to include social care staff

The Scottish Social Services Council, the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland have issued a joint statement in support of the Scottish Government's decision to extend health board free flu vaccine programmes to include certain social care staff. 

Social service workforce

31 Jul 2020

Additional support for the early learning and childcare workforce

A new workforce support group created in response to COVID-19 recently surveyed Scotland’s education and early learning and childcare workforce to find out what additional training and wellbeing support is needed.

Social service workforce

20 Jul 2020

Telling Inspiring Care Stories from across Scotland

Today we launch Inspiring Care Stories which tell how the social service workforce has adapted, coped and excelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce

03 Jul 2020

New guidance on self-directed support during COVID-19

The Scottish Government has produced guidance for people who assess, approve and administer social work and social care and support (including carer support) and approve self-directed support (SDS) budgets.

Social service workforce

02 Jul 2020

Learning from the NQSW pilots and next steps

We’ve completed phase one of the project to develop recommendations for the design, implementation and delivery of a sustainable and accessible national approach to newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) first year in practice on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Social service workforce

26 Jun 2020

Testing for COVID-19 in social services – a message from the Scottish Social Services Council and Care Inspectorate

As testing for workers is rolled out across social services the Care Inspectorate and the SSSC want to emphasise its importance to your own wellbeing, your colleagues and to people experiencing care.

Social service workforce

12 May 2020

Share your story with us

As a social service worker and an SSSC registrant you make an immensely positive difference to the lives of people you care for.

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