Learning can come from life experiences, school, paid or unpaid work, short courses or learning at college or university. Our new web page and guidance gives you information on how your prior learning could benefit you.
We’ve updated our guide COVID-19 Key measures for infection prevention and control for social care workers providing care in an individual’s home. It now includes information on testing and vaccination.
What do you think about when you hear the words cyber security? People often think about technical things and the responsibility for keeping everyone safe and secure online lies with the IT department. However, you can help protect your organisation and the people who use your service.
As part of Scottish Government’s Programme for Government (PfG) commitment to develop a national induction framework for new entrants to adult social care, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education Scotland (NES) are working in collaboration with Scottish Government and key partners. The new framework will also support workers moving between employers or undertaking different roles. The full programme will be delivered by the end of spring 2022.
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.