Mental Health Officer feature

Mental Health Officer feature Following the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 the SSSC introduced a new award for Mental Health Officers (MHOs) to meet their new ... Continue Reading →

Promoting a career in social services to young people

To raise awareness of working in social services to young people we exhibited at Skills Scotland’s careers and skills festivals during October and November. The events are aimed ... Continue Reading →

Modern apprenticeship

Winner of the Service Apprentice of the Year at the Scottish Modern  Apprenticeships Awards 2011, Charmaine Hogg tells us about her experience of working in child care and the difference ... Continue Reading →

Home from home

In our regular feature looking at the different careers and organisations you can work in with social services, we catch up with Nadine Forsyth, a resident house assistant at St Rule ... Continue Reading →

We are Freeneuk, we are family

Residential child care worker Lauren Ferris chats about her role at Freeneuk Children’s House, South Lanarkshire. I heard about the role by accident. I’d recently graduated from ... Continue Reading →

Every day is different

Keith Downie, Depute Manager at the Jean Drummond Centre tells us about his role and service within the sector. Keith works alongside the manager and two experienced day centre officers ... Continue Reading →

Home is where the care starts

In our regular feature looking at the many different roles and services within the sector, we talk to Ann Broad, Service Manager for East Lothian Council, Home Care Services – a home-based ... Continue Reading →
Peter Brawley

Empowering individuals through independence

Continuing our regular look at the different roles and services within the sector, we talk to Peter Brawley, Manager, Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN) – an organisation ... Continue Reading →