Celebrating Carers Week – 12-18 June 2017    

Carers Week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution of carers. There are an estimated 745,000 identified adult carers and 44,000 young carers under the age of 18 in Scotland. Carers ... Continue Reading →

‘What matters to you?’ day – 6 June 2017

What matters to you? day aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families and carers who receive ... 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 →

Carers Week 2016

6 – 12 June 2016 Carers week is an annual event, which aims to highlight and raise awareness of carers and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. There ... Continue Reading →

New resources for personal assistants and their employers

New information leaflets to support personal assistants (PAs) and PA employers are now available. We produced them on behalf of the Personal Assistant Self-directed Support (SDS) Workforce ... Continue Reading →

Promoting leadership and working together to achieve better outcomes for carers and young carers

We have linked the Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) framework to the six leadership capabilities to support workers to promote leadership to achieve better outcomes for carers and young ... Continue Reading →

New guidance published – advocacy for unpaid carers

The Scottish Government has published guidance to promote best practice in Scotland in relation to advocacy for adult carers. Developed for independent advocacy organisations, independent ... Continue Reading →

Improved support for Scotland’s hidden carers

Scotland has around 745,000 adult carers and 44,000 young carers who provide care estimated to be worth about £10bn every year. The Scottish Parliament has passed new legislation to ... Continue Reading →

SSSC help communities learn with peer support networks

We are working with health and social care partnerships across Scotland to support the learning and development of the workforce as they move towards integrated services. Working with ... Continue Reading →

The SSSC becomes a carer positive employer

On Friday 15 January 2016, the SSSC received a Carer Positive award confirming the value and support it offers employees who are carers and also its commitment to the vital role carers ... Continue Reading →