2016 Scottish Social Service Workforce Data Report published

The SSSC published the 2016 Workforce Data Report today (14 September 2017). The report shows that the size of the social service workforce has shrunk slightly to 200,650, a drop of ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 100,000 registered workers

Today, 13 September 2017, we reached our 100,000th registrant! SSSC Chief Executive Anna Fowlie said: ‘I’d like to thank all our registered workers for doing a great job, day in, ... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s social workers enjoy their jobs most

Scotland’s social workers say they enjoy their job more than their counterparts in other parts of the UK. That was one of the key findings from The Guardian’s Social Lives research ... Continue Reading →

How dementia aware are you? Edinburgh events

It’s World Alzheimer’s Day 2017 on Thursday 21 September and social service Dementia Champions and City of Edinburgh Council Dementia Ambassadors are marking it by holding four ... Continue Reading →

Using the SSSC Codes in practice

East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership ran a series of Toolbox Talks to help raise awareness of the revised SSSC Codes of Practice in early 2017. Hazel Cadwell, SVQ Co-ordinator ... Continue Reading →

2016 Mental Health Officers’ Report published

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published the 2016 Mental Health Officers’ Report today (29 August 2017). The statistics show the number of mental health officers (MHO) ... Continue Reading →

Delay to new registration requirements for residential child care staff

The Scottish Government has delayed the introduction of the requirement for residential child care staff to get a new qualification pending the outcome of the first phase of their Independent ... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s third national dementia strategy 2017-2020 launched

The Scottish Government recently published Scotland’s third national dementia strategy. The strategy for 2017-2020 was produced in collaboration with colleagues from across health, ... Continue Reading →

What it means to be a Dementia Ambassador at Balhousie Care Group

With the number of people living with dementia continuing to rise, the impact on care homes is real. For Balhousie Care Group, it has meant recruiting staff to become Dementia Ambassadors. ... Continue Reading →

Family member reaches dementia skilled level in Promoting Excellence

  Jack Gardener, whose wife Jean is a resident at Balhousie Forth View Care Home in Fife, has become the first family member of a resident in a Balhousie care home to reach dementia ... Continue Reading →