Deadline looming for registration of supervisors in housing support and care at home services

Supervisors in housing support and care at home services must apply to register by 31 December 2016.

Elderly man with carer.All supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. We have set the deadline date of 31 December 2016 for applications to register to guarantee registration will be complete by the required date of 30 June 2017.

Don’t leave it to the last minute; submit your applications as soon as possible.

Did you start your job after 1 July 2014?

The above deadline only applies to workers who were in their job before 1 July 2014.  Any worker who started after 1 July 2014 must apply for registration as soon as possible after they start employment and must be registered within six months of starting in their role.

What is a supervisor?

We give the definitions of supervisors below to help.

Supervisors in housing support services are defined as workers who hold responsibilities for providing and supervising the provision of care and/or support given directly to a user of a housing support service.

Supervisors in care at home services are defined as workers who have responsibility for supervising workers and overseeing and monitoring the implementation of care plans.

You can find more detailed definitions on our website.

Anyone carrying out duties described in the definitions above should apply for registration as a supervisor. It’s important to remember that if you are a supervisor in both housing support and care at home you must apply for registration on both parts of the Register.

Registration of support workers 

The Scottish Government is yet to tell us when the Register will open for support workers in a housing support service and support workers in a care at home service. Once we receive confirmation we will let you know.

5 Responses to “Deadline looming for registration of supervisors in housing support and care at home services”

  1. Maggie Smith

    Dec 13. 2016


    I manage a Care at Home service and have a Senior Social Care Worker who came into a temporary six month post in September 2016. She is a state registered nurse.

    Does she still need to register with the SSSC?

    Regards, Maggie

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    • Sandra Wilson

      Jan 16. 2017

      Hi Maggie,

      A worker cannot register with two different regulators. As she is in a temporary position it would be best if she remained on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register.

      Kind regards

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  2. Janice knox

    Dec 14. 2016

    Hi Maggie just wondering if you ever worked in queen mothers hospital thanks Janice

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  3. Ruth Malcolm

    Jan 09. 2017

    Where do sheltered housing officers fit in to registration? I’m assuming a worker in Housing support rather than supervisor, so can’t yet register? Any info appreciated. Thanks

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