We need your views about supervisory or management qualification requirements

We are considering making changes to the additional supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration for managers and supervisors in adult services. This includes ... Continue Reading →

Congratulations, Jozi, Balhousie Care’s youngest ever care home manager

We’d like to congratulate Jozi Stables, who took part in our Care in Scotland – It’s life changing work project at the beginning of this year, for becoming Balhousie Care Group’s ... Continue Reading →

Benefits of watching films with care home residents

Researchers from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and University College Dublin have been working on a project called ‘Care Home as Cinematic Community: Enhancing Social Connectivity ... Continue Reading →

Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers published

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has published the Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. The standards are the first in Scotland to apply across all health ... Continue Reading →

Changes to the length of registration periods

From 1 November 2016 the registration period for all workers will be five years, with the exception of social workers whose three year registration period will remain. Who does this ... Continue Reading →

Care home volunteer helps save lost songs of St Kilda

It wasn’t until Trevor Morrison’s melodies caught the ear of care home volunteer Stuart Mackenzie, that the ‘Lost Songs of St Kilda’ were saved from extinction. Trevor Morrison ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Balhousie staff raise money for residents with Munro hike

Forty one staff and relatives from Balhousie Care Group raised over £1,000 for the Resident’s Comfort Fund with a hike up Glen Clova on Saturday 4 June. With the heat making ... 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 →

New SSKS early years and care for older people portals

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) has updated two of their web portals which showcase early years and care for older people ebooks and journals. The new portals make it easier ... Continue Reading →