Rising up through the ranks at Kingdom Homes

When considering a new career, care didn’t seem like an obvious choice for former submariner Andrew Heath but he has shown it can be a rewarding job with lots of opportunities. When ... Continue Reading →

Care in Scotland – it’s life changing work

Could you be part of a Scotland-wide project to help more people understand the complex, rewarding work you do and the difference it makes to our communities? Working in social services ... Continue Reading →

Recruiting in social care – an Introduction to Care

In June 2014, a group of organisations came together to pilot a partnership programme to address the challenges of recruiting social care staff in Fife.  ARC Scotland co-ordinated ... Continue Reading →

Is a career in social services a career for you?

A career in social serivices is a career for people who like people. Our new careers booklet A Career in Social Services has just been given a makeover.  This booklet is for people ... Continue Reading →

Take on a young person – you’ll be amazed what you get in return

There’s lots of help for businesses in Scotland to attract, recruit, train and pay young people. From arranging quality short term work placements to creating full time jobs, there’s ... Continue Reading →

Damned – An interview with Jo Brand

Tonight at 9pm on Sky Arts a new social work sitcom ‘Damned’ written by Jo Brand and Morwenna Banks is aired. The comedy is set in a social services department and is ... Continue Reading →

A family centred approach

In our regular feature looking at the many different roles and services within the sector we talk to Marianne Patterson, founder and Managing Director of Ayrshire Children’s Services ... Continue Reading →

Go for it – gaining qualifications

Are you or will you have to gain a qualification to meet your SSSC registration? Debbie Barclay, an Assistant Play Worker at the Out of School Care Service in Inverclyde tells us about ... Continue Reading →
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Worker profile – Quality care and support

In our regular worker profile section we catch up with Glenn Harrold, Care Initiatives Manager at Loretto Care. Glenn Harrold, Initiatives Manager at Loretto Care Tell us about the ... Continue Reading →

Dementia feature

In this issue of SSSC news we hear from Marc Tuffley, Manager, Ashgill Care Home about improvements they are making to their service to support their staff and people with dementia ... Continue Reading →