The Scottish Government has teamed up with bereavement specialists, Cruse Scotland, to offer a series of pilot workshops for people working in adult social care and social work to manage their wellbeing through these difficult times.
The Coaching for Wellbeing service is being boosted during winter to support the workforce during seasonal pressures. It’s free and available for all health and social service workers as part of the National Wellbeing Hub.
The flexible workforce development fund (FWDF) supports Scottish employers to provide new inclusive learning opportunities for their existing workforce. The full suite of guidance is available on the Scottish Funding Council website and a helpful summary for early years, social care and social work employers is given below.
A new programme, beginning in November, is now open for applications from current leaders working across health and social care where improving collaboration and integrated, person centred approaches would be beneficial.
The impact of COVID-19 has seen many organisations adapting to the flexibility of working from home and their workplace. With restrictions easing, this way of working will evolve, with some organisations introducing a more flexible method of working between home and work.
We have published the evaluation into the Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland which was developed as part of our COVID-19 contingency measures to support social work programmes and social work students.
As part of the current phase of the NQSW national project in Scotland, we completed a grant application process to support small-scale early implementation of the newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year.