Self-directed Support Strategy Implementation Plan 2016-2018 launched

The Scottish Government has launched phase three of the Self-directed Support Strategy – the Implementation Plan for 2016-2018. Set against four of Scottish Government’s strategic ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating achievement together

Pebbles Care, Partners in Care and Radical Services Ltd, a childcare company running small residential homes for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, recently held ... Continue Reading →

Achieving best outcomes for survivors: trauma training framework consultation

The Scottish Government has commissioned NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop a National Training Framework for Trauma and Complex Trauma. NES is holding a consultation event ... Continue Reading →

New Scottish Social Services Awards 2017

Launching 16 January 2017. The new awards, run by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum who produced the Social Services in Scotland – a shared vision and strategy 2015-2020, recognise ... Continue Reading →

Congratulations, Jozi, Balhousie Care’s youngest ever care home manager

We’d like to congratulate Jozi Stables, who took part in our Care in Scotland – It’s life changing work project at the beginning of this year, for becoming Balhousie Care Group’s ... Continue Reading →

Benefits of watching films with care home residents

Researchers from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and University College Dublin have been working on a project called ‘Care Home as Cinematic Community: Enhancing Social Connectivity ... Continue Reading →

SSSC publishes annual report and accounts 2015/2016

The SSSC increased its Register of social service workers by more than 13,000 and consulted on both the review of the Codes of Practice (the set of national standards for all social ... Continue Reading →

Strengthening leadership in social services

The Scottish Social Services Leadership Strategy Group launched a refreshed leadership strategy to continue the development of leadership in Scotland’s social services at a special ... Continue Reading →

Are you passionate about improving services for people with dementia?

Would you like to present your work to colleagues from across Scotland? We are looking for abstract submissions from individuals, teams and partnerships across social services who ... Continue Reading →

Sharing SSSC digital learning at DevLearn 16

SSSC Learning and Development Manager (Digital Learning), Keith Quinn, recently shared our experience of developing digital learning resources at the international DevLearn conference. ... Continue Reading →