Celebrating Dementia Ambassadors

On 13 March 2015 the SSSC held a national conference to bring together 150 Dementia Ambassadors to celebrate the fantastic work they do.  Dementia Ambassadors are people in social ... Continue Reading →

Vision and Strategy for Social Services launched today

Today, on World Social Work Day, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s vision and strategy for social services for the next five years. The shared vision and strategy has been ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors are a force for change

Scotland’s Dementia Ambassadors are improving the quality of life for those living with dementia, their families and carers and are at the forefront of helping Scotland become a dementia-friendly ... Continue Reading →

Visit a hub of knowledge, innovation and improvement

The Care Inspectorate’s Hub is now a year old and if this is your first time visiting or you use it regularly, this month they’re highlighting the range of resources that can ... Continue Reading →

Promoting Excellence in the Western Isles

Just a week before our visit to Stornoway on 22 January 2015, high winds blew an aircraft off the runway and brought down power lines.  But the stormy weather didn’t deter SSSC ... Continue Reading →

Child care inspection volunteer vacancies

Do you have experience of child care, either as a carer or a parent?  The Care Inspectorate is currently recruiting Inspection Volunteers to work their teams in the inspection of ... 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 →

Common concerns and shared outcomes report published

A joint agreement on workforce development collaboration between the independent and third sectors The Common concerns and shared outcomes event was held jointly by Scottish Care and Coalition ... Continue Reading →

Are your workers registered with a regulatory body other that the SSSC?

Did you know that a social service worker can be registered with a different regulatory body to the SSSC? To register with the SSSC a social service worker must work in a service that ... Continue Reading →

Smartphone support for social service workers

The safe administration of medicine is a key area of concern for care and support services across Scotland.  This is reflected in the National Occupational Standards and Scottish Vocational ... Continue Reading →