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 →

Are you digitally savvy? Here’s 23 Things to help you

Do you use tablets or smartphones at work? Does your employer or the people you support expect you to know about digital technology and how to use it? Employers are asking workers to ... Continue Reading →

23 Things to support your workers digital capabilities

23 Things – digital capabilities is our new online resource to support learning and practice in Scotland’s social services that you can work through at your own pace.  Each thing ... 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 →

Our registration fees are increasing

SSSC registration fees will increase on 1 September 2017. We will send you an invoice at least one month before your annual or renewal fee is due. If your fee is due after 1 September ... Continue Reading →

Would you like to work with us?

SSSC Council Member vacancy Scottish Ministers wish to fill an SSSC Council Member position with an SSSC registrant. Our Council has 10 members, including the Convener, who come from ... Continue Reading →

Do social service workers contribute to the economy?

The SSSC along with its partners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland want to find out how adult social care contributes to the economy across the UK nations. We all strongly believe ... Continue Reading →

Do you work with young people beyond the age of 16 and into young adulthood?

We’ve had some questions about the registration requirements for workers and services that provide continuing care for young people over the age of 16 and under 26 years following ... Continue Reading →

Audrey Thomson from the SSSC, explains why we ask for certain types of qualifications, what’s involved in getting a qualification and what support is available

Why do we ask for the types of qualifications we do? For workers in care at home and housing support we ask they have or gain a qualification such as a SVQ Social Services and Healthcare ... Continue Reading →