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 →

Digital passports help people with communication difficulties

PAMIS’ new innovative digital passport helps people with communication difficulties explain their care needs. The digital passport is slide presentation uploaded onto a mobile ... Continue Reading →

Caring Counts in the Workplace

Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers was developed by The Open University in Scotland with and for carers. It can also be used by non-carers and front-line ... Continue Reading →

Supporting carers in end of life care

Marie Curie has launched a training programme for people whose work might bring them into contact with family carers who are caring for someone with a terminal illness. This training ... Continue Reading →

SSSC working to raise the profile of carers at work

Carers play a vital role in our communities which we can all be more aware of, including in our workplaces, so to help raise awareness we are holding a series of carer aware workshops ... Continue Reading →

State of Caring 2015 Report published

Carers UK has published their annual study of the state of caring.  Carers UK carries out an annual survey of carers to collect evidence on a whole range of issues affecting carers’ ... Continue Reading →

Developing evidence-enriched practice in health and social care with older people

A Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) as released its findings from a project which looked at how evidence can be used to enrich practice, based on research from the JRF A Better Life ... Continue Reading →

What are you doing for carers week? Find out what we’re doing

Carers week 2015 is running from 8 to 14 June.  It gives people and organisations the chance to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution ... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s Carers report released

The Scotland’s Carers report, and Official Statistics Publication, has been released. The report covers statistical analysis and research on caring and presents information on who ... Continue Reading →

New rights for carers

A new Carers Bill, that will enshrine carers’ rights in law for the first time in Scotland, was published recently. The Bill will entitle every adult carer in Scotland to their own ... Continue Reading →