Does your housing support or care at home service have an SSSC countersignatory?

A countersignatory is someone in a social service organisation who is a main point of contact for the SSSC. Countersignatories endorse applications for registration to confirm competence, ... Continue Reading →

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2016/17

VSDF supports a range of voluntary sector organisations providing social services which are registered with the Care Inspectorate. Small and medium-sized organisations in particular ... Continue Reading →

Caring – it’s life changing work

Carers Week highlights and recognises the invaluable contribution the 750,000 carers in Scotland make to families and communities. Many people who have experienced caring for family ... Continue Reading →

Long serving housing support staff honoured

Bield, a housing and care provider, recognised the important role their dedicated staff play by honouring Margaret McMaster from Dundee at their AGM for 25 years’ service at Bield. Margaret ... Continue Reading →

Working in a housing support AND a care at home service?

Is your service registered with the Care Inspectorate as both a housing support service and a care at home service? If your answer is ‘yes’ you should apply to register ... Continue Reading →

Are you sitting comfortably?

The Seniors Understanding Sedentary Patterns project is a three year project funded by the Medical Research Council which aims to help practitioners identify people who will become ... Continue Reading →

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2014-15

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) supports a range of voluntary sector organisations providing social services which are registered with the Care Inspectorate.  Small and ... Continue Reading →

Training support for Scotland’s social service workforce

Nearly 100 groups to benefit from ÂŁ966,000 third-sector skills development fund. Funding of more than ÂŁ950,000 is being allocated to help Scotland’s care providers to meet their ... Continue Reading →

Developing the skills of the independent sector workforce

Scottish Care is the representative organisation for independent sector providers of care home and care at home/housing support services.  It has around 1,000 Care Inspectorate registered ... Continue Reading →

Are you an employer?

Compulsory registration is on its way – act now! More parts of the SSSC Register are becoming compulsory.  Your staff should apply for registration. If you have employees eligible ... Continue Reading →