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28 Sep 2020

Social service workforce

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.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Chief Executive, Lorraine Gray, thanked everyone who shared their story with us and the entire social service workforce for the tremendous work they have done, and continue to do, to support people receiving care.

She said: ‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who wanted to share their stories with us and the lengths workers have gone to so they could continue delivering the best quality of care in the most difficult circumstances.

‘Every one of the stories reflects the knowledge, skills and values of the social service workforce, who don’t always get the recognition they deserve for the vital role they play in our communities.

‘Their dedication to their role and the people they support is clear and for many it really is life changing work and a vocation they excel in.

‘We’re privileged to share these stories and hope everyone has enjoyed reading them as much as we have.

‘Sharing Inspiring Care Stories is just the start for the social service workforce as the COVID-19 pandemic and the forthcoming review of adult social care are rightly shining a light on this trusted, skilled and confident workforce and the vital work they do.’

The final stories we’ve published today include some from:

  • Glasgow
  • Shetland
  • Edinburgh
  • North Ayrshire
  • Aberdeen
  • Renfrewshire
  • Highland
  • Moray
  • Fife
  • Borders.

The stories are the final phase from those we’ve gathered. All the stories we’ve published are in our online Inspiring Care Stories resource

Share your story to get involved

You can still get involved by sharing your Inspiring Care Stories on social media using the hashtags #lifechangingwork and #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