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Health and adult social care must embrace complaints to improve services | Care Quality Commission

People could be being put off from making complaints about health and adult social care, which is leading to concerns not being identified and providers missing out on opportunities to improve their services.
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Four reasons to consider co-housing and housing cooperatives for alternative living

Living together with separate homes can bring a new community spirit to your life.
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The only way is ethics: a new approach to outsourcing social care | Bob Hudson | Society | The Guardian

The only way is ethics: a new approach to outsourcing social care | Bob Hudson | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Private companies provide the bulk of social care – but commissioners must be sure they have a clear ethical strategy...
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SSSC News - August 2018

SSSC events and webinars   SSSC Council meeting Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 1.30pm Other events   Conversations about death and dying Edinburgh - Wednesday 5 September 2018   ACTIV8 - Keep on moving Perth - Tuesday 11 September 2018   Scottish Learning Festival 2018 Glasgow - Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 September 2018   Scotland's Dementia Awards Glasgow - Thursday 20 September 2018   Scottish Social Services Expo 2018 Edinburgh - Wednesday 26 September 2018   Scottish Childminding Annual Conference 2018 Glasgow - Saturday 29 September 2018
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Scotland's Annual Digital Health and Social Care Conference

Scotland's Annual Digital Health and Social Care Conference | Social services news | Scoop.it
As part of this year’s Scottish Digital Health & Care Week, 26-30 November 2018, the Scottish Government, NHS 24 (SCTT), Local Government Digital Office, the Alliance and BCS Health and Care – The Chartered Institute for IT,  in collaboration with our national partners, will be hosting our annual...
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Making a complaint about social work or social care services on or after 1 April 2017 - Citizens Advice Scotland

Making a complaint about social work or social care services on or after 1 April 2017 - Citizens Advice Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
How to make complaints about social care or social work services after 1 April 2017....
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'Three things' you should know

'Three things' you should know | Social services news | Scoop.it
'Three things' you should know 1. ESSS one-to-one support Want to know where to find a wide range of evidence sources? Interested in how to evaluate evidence to inform decision-making? Want to use evidence and knowledge to improve practice, develop organisational strategy, and support improved outcomes?  Our information specialists can offer free, one-to-one guidance on finding, accessing and using evidence, in person at our office in Glasgow, online or by phone. Get in touch.  2. New Health and Social Care Standards We're working with project partners, including Perth and Kinross Council and East Renfrewshire Council to build an evidence base that bridges the new health and social care standards with practice in the social service sector. We need you to help build this bridge! It is essential that we hear from people in the sector who are currently working to integrate the standards into practice and services. Share your experiences.  3. Creating cultures for co-production You'll likely already know about our co-production planner and that we've been doing some work with particular groups around putting co-production into action. Recently we ran a workshop for Edinburgh Together ASL Consortium, a service at City of Edinburgh Council that provides specialist teaching and support to children and young people across Edinburgh. We supported them begin to plan embedding a culture of co-production in how they support children and young people. Read about the day.
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Support call over mental distress detentions

Support call over mental distress detentions | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Mental Welfare Commission says large amounts of police time is being taken up with orders to detain mentally distressed people.
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Scottish Social Services Expo 2018

The Social Work Services Strategic Forum is bringing the Scottish Social Services Expo to BT Murrayfield Stadium on 26 September 2018.  This day will recognise and celebrate the work of the social services sector in Scotland and will provide an opportunity to learn about current innovation and developments across our social services. The event will be for social services practitioners from all areas including local government, the voluntary and independent sectors.  It is a one day event which will comprise a mixture of workshops, speakers and a market place to showcase innovative services and approaches from across the sector.  The event will be free to attend as a delegate.
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Leadership for Integration

Leadership for Integration | Social services news | Scoop.it
Leadership for Integration (LfI) (this link will take you way from our website) is addressing an appetite for leadership support for health and social care integration in Scotland and creating a pool of current and potential future leaders.
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DG/18/01 Support Practitioner - Turning Point Scotland

DG/18/01 Support Practitioner - Turning Point Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Ref No: 527. Vacancy: DG/18/01 Support Practitioner . Salary: £16,258 - £17,727. Location: Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Lockerbie.Closing Date: 31/08/2018, 23:55...
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Edinburgh & The Lothians | Carr Gomm - supporting people and communities

Edinburgh & The Lothians | Carr Gomm - supporting people and communities | Social services news | Scoop.it
Support is how we work with people to enable you to live the life you choose. We identify how we can best add to the person’s strengths and abilities enabling them to live successfully within their own home and community.
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Council adopts zero tolerance stance on domestic abuse-West Dunbartonshire Council - West Dunbartonshire Council

Council adopts zero tolerance stance on domestic abuse-West Dunbartonshire Council - West Dunbartonshire Council | Social services news | Scoop.it
Read all the latest council related news from West Dunbartonshire Council. Local council news for Clydebank, Dumbarton & the surrounding areas.
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Call for 'urgent' social care overhaul as only one in 10 putting aside cash for care in old age

Call for 'urgent' social care overhaul as only one in 10 putting aside cash for care in old age | Social services news | Scoop.it
System ‘doomed to fail’ as over-55s fail to put aside enough...
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Health and Social Care Integration | Dataset |Health & Social Care | ISD Scotland

Health and Social Care Data Integration Dataset The revised social care dataset is a routine collection which can be used to provide information on social care activity and be linked with routinely collected health data including; acute, mental health and geriatric long stay hospital admissions, A&E attendances, hospital outpatient appointments, community prescribing and community health along with NRS deaths. The linked dataset would provide the basis for a wide array of analysis of resource consumption and outcomes across health and social care from individual level up to national level. Data Submission and Governance The collection of revised social care data goes live as soon as those Health and Social Care Partnerships that have signed their Data Sharing Agreement (DSA). The Privacy Impact Assessment is being updated to reflect the revised social care data collection and will be published here when complete. For further information on information governance and DSA's please email NSS.Source@nhs.net. Data is submitted into the social care datamart via Globalscape, a secure file transfer system. Staff with responsibility for submitting social care data require a Globalscape account. For further information on data submission, Globalscape or to request a Globalscape account please email NSS.Source@nhs.net. Reference Documents Revised Source Social Care Dataset - Frequently Asked Questions [44kb] Definitions & Recording Guidelines Version 1.2 [255kb] Source Social Care submissions for 2017/18 [17kb] Source Social Care 2 Data Mart Data Specification [249Kb] Globalscape Guidance document Version 1.3 [172kb] File submission templates are available upon request. Please email NSS.Source@nhs.net.
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Volunteering Opportunities by Type | Recruitment at Cornerstone

Volunteering Opportunities by Type | Recruitment at Cornerstone | Social services news | Scoop.it
Volunteering Opportunities by Type Activity Enabler - Children Location: Moray Reference Number: V140 Our Childrens Service in Moray provides after school clubs for children who have disabilities and various support needs. Clubs will be based in various locations throughout Moray and run after school, Monday to Friday and at holidays periods throughout the year. As an Activity Enabler you will be assisting staff in providing fun activities, supporting and encouraging children to take part according to their individual abilities. We are particularily keen to hear from people who have experience or an interest in activities such as music, arts and crafts, storytelling amongst others. All volunteers who work with vulnerable groups are required to complete a PVG application. To find out more please get in touch on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Peterhead - Befriender Location: Peterhead Reference Number: V295 We are looking for a volunteer who would like the opportunity to become a befriender with a young gentleman who lives at one of Cornerstones services in Peterhead. He would like someone who shares his interests and to possibly support him when he is visiting his brother. Cinema, Swimming, Shopping, pool and going to the pub are activities that would be of interest. He also enjoys playing the Wii, dominos and watching football. Applicants should be willing to spending time to get know this gentleman, be enthusiastic, understanding and non Judgemental. If this sounds like the opportunity for you and you have a couple of hours to spare each week on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday then please get in touch. All Applicants will be required to become members of the PVG scheme. Contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238. APPLY Bus Driver Location: North Lanarkshire Reference Number: V268 Our Cornerstone Connect service has recently bought a new bus to take the people we support on weekly bus trips every Thursday. This opportunity involves driving/escorting people we support and their non driver support staff to activities within the local community and wider communities. The ideal volunteer needs to be confident driving a bus and currently hold a clean D1 licence as well having excellent communication skills and be able to navigate around the city. We will provide all relevant training, a named contact person and regular support sessions to all volunteers. We require a couple of hours a week on a regular basis. All travel and reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed Please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Canalside Connections Location: Edinburgh Reference Number: V255 Canalside Connections Canalside Connections aims to help older people, some of whom have a diagnosis of dementia, to stay connected with their local community. Volunteers enable the people we support to attend community activities such as visiting cafes, shopping or going to a football match, developing social connections, making new friendships or renewing old ones. To help this happen we need volunteers who enjoy spending time with older people, have a sense of commitment, are friendly and non judgemental. We also ask that you are mature and able to work on your own initiative. An understanding of Dementia is desirable, full training will be provided. A degree of flexibility would be beneficial, daytime, evenings or weekends. Please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby or James McQueen on 01382 220238. APPLY Office Volunteer (Fundraising) Location: Aberdeen City Reference Number: V296 The Cornerstone Foundation, launched in April 2017, was set up in response to growing financial demands within the health and social care sector, to ensure, that in addition to Cornerstone’s contracted work we are able to enhance our services by providing access to specialist support, equipment, activities and opportunities to ensure the people we support can live a valued life, the life they choose. The Cornerstone Foundation is looking for a dedicated Fundraising Assistant to help us support us with the work we do. Duties would include: • General admin tasks including filing and stock maintenance • Data Entry • Assisting with mailings • Supporting set up for events • Contacting perspective supporters via phone This role is flexible and can fit around your personal commitments. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Julia Smith on 01224256023. APPLY Boccia Club Volunteer Location: Aberdeen Sports Village Reference Number: V285 Cornerstone runs a weekly Boccia Club for people with disabilities in Aberdeen City. Boccia, which is similar to garden bowls, is a Paralympic sport which tests hand-eye coordination as well as accuracy in a way that people of all abilities can enjoy. We are looking for a volunteer to help out at each session so more games can run concurrently. The club takes place every Tuesday at Aberdeen Sports Village, 1pm until 3pm. The members of the group will give you a warm welcome and you are welcome to play a game or two yourself. Full support will be given in your role and we will pick up all travel expenses. All volunteers who are supporting vulnerable people are required to complete a PVG application. You will receive a full service induction. Feel free to call Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Drivers Location: Scotland Wide Reference Number: V290 Many of the people we support enjoy going along to groups or activities in their community. Sometimes this can be restricted by the staff not being able to drive. Some people we support like to attend groups by themselves but again are not able to get there due to the lack of transport. So we are looking for drivers across Scotland who are drivers and have use of a car to help support individual get to their activities and get the most out of their day. If you feel you have a couple of hours per week to spare then please get in touch. You will receive a full induction and training. All volunteers who support vulnerable adults and children are required to complete a PVG application. Call Lorna Hornsby for more information on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Cafe Volunteer Location: Renton Reference Number: V283 Great opportunity to help out at the busy Carman Centre within the cafe. Working the till, clearing tables, taking orders and making teas and coffees. If you are looking to help your local community, this is a geat way to get involved. We are looking for a couple of people who are trustworthy, reliable and friendly. Monday- Friday 11am-2pm. Training will be provided, as will expenses. Successful candidates will also be required to apply for a PVG. Please Contact lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Befriender Location: Glasgow Reference Number: V196 We currently have opportunities to become a befriender for Cornerstone across Scotland including Glasgow, Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Dumbartonshire and Argyll & Bute. Befriending is the fun side of volunteering where you can get involved and make a real difference in the lives of the people we support. There are many activities that the people we support would like to do, such as going to the cinema, shopping or having a coffee and a chat. Some of the people we support are looking to try new fun and exciting activities so we are looking for motivated individuals who are willing to try new things. This is a great, fun way to add something to your CV, gain experience and improve confidence or an excellent opportunity to just try something new. Please get in touch with Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby or James McQueen on 01382 220238. APPLY Short Breaks Volunteer Location: Dundee Reference Number: V147 Our Short Breaks Service based in Dundee offers children who have additional support needs, the opportunity to attend an after school club which runs on a Wed 3.30 -5pm, 5.30 - 7pm and a Saturday 9 - 5pm (split into morning and afternoon sessions). The club offers a variety of activities where children can have fun and socialise with others. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help staff organise activities, support the children to take part and help clear away at the end of each sesion. We are particularly keen to hear from volunteers who would be willing to share any experience and skills in activities such as Arts and Crafts, storytelling or music. If this sounds like it is for you then please get in touch. All volunteers supporting vulnerable children require to complete a PVG application, you will receive a full induction and training. Call Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby or James McQueen on 01382220238. APPLY Befrienders - Ellon Location: Ellon, Reference Number: V293 We are currently looking for 3 befrienders to support our Arnha Service in Ellon, The 3 gentlemen who live here are looking for befrienders to support them when accessing different activities in the local community. Some of the activities they are interested in are, horse ridding, attending football matches, bowling, going to the pub, theatre, cinema, pool, going for day trips, walks or drives in the car. Our befrienders really get involved in all the fun stuff, enabling individuals to get out and about, make new friendships and build new skills. So if you feel you have some time every fortnight or month to give to one of our 3 gentlemen then please get in touch. You don't have to have any specific qualifications, just enthusiastic, open, friendly, honest and non-judgmental. Volunteer applicants are also asked to join the PVG scheme (protection of vulnerable groups). If you would like to find out more then please get in touch with Lorna Hornsby either by telephone 01382 220238 or email lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Activity Enabler Location: Edinburgh Reference Number: V243 Cornerstone has a Day Centre in the Canalside area of Edinburgh, the service is for older people and people with dementia. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to chat to service users, take part in activities with them, help with serving tea and coffee etc and to accompany service users from time to time on outings. You need to enjoy interacting and encouraging people, be a team player, be emotionally mature, reliable and trustworthy. The service takes place every week Monday through Saturday, volunteers would be required to commit to 1-2 hours a week between 9.30am – 4.30pm. We will provide all relevant training, a named contact person and regular support sessions to all volunteers. All Volunteers who support Vulnerable people are required to complete a PVG application. All travel and reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Please contact Lorna on 01238 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238 or James McQueen on 01224256000. APPLY Sunday group volunteers Location: Galashiels Reference Number: V262 Fantastic opportunity to get involved with your local community! The group runs every Sunday 12am – 2.30pm. Activities include art, cooking, social skills, budgeting, gardening, developing computer skills, exercise, music and attending local events and activities as well as inviting interesting people along to do presentations which are of interest to the group. A key part of the club is to help develop friendships. This group is run both for, and by, the people we support. If you feel that this opportunity is for you then please get in touch. A PVG will be required for this opportunity which is supplied by Cornerstone. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238 or James McQueen on 01224256000. APPLY Befriender - Peterhead Location: Peterhead Reference Number: V289 We support a young woman in Peterhead. She lives in her own flat with in a learning disability complex. She receives support from staff for cooking, cleaning, personal care and attending social functions. She often finds that she is on her own and would like a volunteer to support her in going for a coffee, shopping or to the cinema. She has a buss pass and enjoys trips to Aberdeen and out for lunch. If you feel you have a few hours to spare each week to help a young woman get the most out of her life then this could be for you. You will receive support in your role, full induction and training. All reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Applicants are required to become a member of the PVG scheme. For more information please contact Lorna on 01382220238 or email lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238. APPLY The Butterfly Club Location: Ardrossan Reference Number: V292 The Butterfly Club is looking for volunteers to provide extra support to staff and children who are accessing the club. The Butterfly Club is a 6-week summer club for children and young people with complex and additional needs. The club provides an opportunity for children and young people to have a fun, enjoyable and relaxing time with their peers through activities in the community as well as within the school. Each of the children have allocated, trained support staff who will provide invaluable care for the children and young people’s needs whilst promoting development, socialisation and confidence. The club will run Monday to Friday from 2nd July until 10th August 2018. Ideally, we are looking for volunteers are able to drive the club’s minibuses as many of the activities planned will be within the community. We need individuals who can commit to a full working day to ensure that the minibus is available at all times. This is to ensure that we can provide transport to children who may not enjoy the chosen activity or need to return to the school before the activity finished. We require volunteers who are able to drive the club’s minibuses. To drive the minibus, a volunteer must have a category D1 on his or her licence (passed their test before 1st January 1997). We are looking for experienced volunteers with a caring approach who aim to provide children and young people with a purposeful and meaningful service in a safe, nurturing environment. The ideal volunteer would be an individual who has a personal and professional commitment to help the children and young people we support to have a positive and valued time during the summer club. The person should be caring, empowering, supportive and respectful. It is essential that the individual has experience working with individuals who have diverse and complex needs. Additionally, we want someone who will work well within a team with the main goals of achieving the best for every child and young person who attends the club. If you are interested in the above opportunity please contact Lorna on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk Volunteers for this post require to complete a PVG application. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Events Volunteer Reference Number: V235 Cornerstone deliver a variety of events throughout the year in order to raise funds and awareness of the work we do. The events we host range from concerts, fashion shows, fundraising dinners, sports challenges and many others. We are looking for dedicated Events Volunteers to help us to make these events a success. This role would involve: - Assisting with the preparation of fundraising events - Helping to set up venues before events - Spreading awareness and promoting up and coming events - Assisting with various tasks during events such as catering and selling raffle tickets This role is very flexible and allows volunteers to opt in or out of each event to suit their own personal commitments. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Befiender Location: Elgin Reference Number: V287 Cornerstone offer a "matching" service when it comes to this fun side of volunteering. We have opportunities across the whole of Scotland where you can get involved and make a big difference to the lives of the people we support through befriending. Let us know your interests and availability (even a couple of hours once a fortnight will make a big difference) and we will match you to someone who could use your company within the community. From Stonehaven, Aberdeen City and Shire all the way to Moray - we want to hear from you. This is a great, fun way to add something to your CV, gain experience and improve confidence or an excellent opportunity to just try something new. If you are patient, understanding and are motivated to volunteer then click on the link below. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed and full support will be given. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby or James McQueen on 01382 220238. APPLY Befriender Reference Number: V188 Cornerstone offer a "matching" service when it comes to this fun side of volunteering. We have opportunities across the whole of Scotland where you can get involved and make a big difference to the lives of the people we support through befriending. Let us know your interests and availability (even a couple of hours once a fortnight will make a big difference) and we will match you to someone who could use your company within the community. From Stonehaven, Aberdeen City and Shire all the way to Moray: we want to hear from you. This is a great, fun way to add something to your CV, gain experience and improve confidence or an excellent opportunity to just try something new. If you are patient, understanding and are motivated to volunteer then click on the link below. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed and full support will be given. Or Email – lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238. APPLY Befriender Location: Glasgow Reference Number: V284 We have a lady who lives in Glasgow and would like the company of a female befriender on a weekly basis for 1-2 hours on a Saturday with the possibility of volunteering on other days. She is looking for soemone to go to the cinema with, shopping and go along to her own volunteering at the Women's Library. The right person will be socialable enjoy meeting people and going to new places. You should also be patient and understanding. This lady is in a wheelchair and will need assistance at some points when out and about. We will provide relevant training, a named contact person and regular support sessions to all volunteers. Travel expenses and reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or James McQueen on 01224 256000. APPLY Befriender Location: Dundee Reference Number: V134 Going swimming, bowling or to watching the latest film are things we all enjoy doing. Can you spare a few hours of your time so that others can also enjoy outings and social activities. Our services across Scotland support people who have disabilities and other support needs. People we support would really appreciate some extra support from volunteers who may have similar interests, skills they can share or extra time to spend with someone so you can learn new skills or enjoy activities together. Everyone supporting vulnerable individuals or groups have to complete a PVG application. You will also receive a full induction and training. If you feel you would like to become a volunteer, helping someone to get the most out of life then please get in touch. lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk 01382220238. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or James McQueen on 01224 256051. APPLY Activity Enabler - Music Location: Ellon Reference Number: V223 Our service in Ellon supports 4 gentlemen to live an active and valued life. The Support Workers who work there describe them as energetic, fun, chatty and affectionate. Music is something that they all love and have in common because of its calming influence. We are looking for someone who can spare a couple of hours once a week/fortnight who has and can play an instrument. Guitar, violin, cello, recorder – it doesn’t matter, just as long as it is calming. All volunteers will be very welcome! Full support will be given in your role and we will pick up all travel expenses. If this is something you are interested in then please get in touch with lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk or 01382 220238. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238. APPLY Cornerstone welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce. Scottish Charity No: SCO04780
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Scottish Social Services Expo 2018 – SSSC News

Scottish Social Services Expo 2018 – SSSC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Wednesday 26 September 2018 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Venue Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh EH12 5PJ Type Non SSSC events About the event This free event will recognise and celebrate the work of the social service sector in Scotland and provide an opportunity for you to learn about current innovation and developments across our social services. The event is for social service practitioners from all areas including local government, the voluntary and independent sectors. It is a one day event which includes a mixture of workshops, speakers and a market place to showcase innovative services and approaches from across the sector. Come to our workshops Newly qualified social worker (NQSW) research and findings 10am – 11am This workshop will look at the findings from recent research around the support provided to newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). It will also look at wider work to support NQSWs including supervision, career pathways and post registration training and learning. Presented by: Pat McCowan, SSSC and Trish McCulloch, University of Dundee Duty of Candour and raising concerns 11.15am – 12.15pm This workshop will provide an overview of the new statutory Duty of Candour and what this means for employers and workers in social services. You will have the opportunity to participate in scenario based learning and hear about the resources and tools that are currently available to support the sector to meet the new duty. You will also learn about the SSSC’s new raising concerns guidance for workers and employers. Presented by: Laura Lamb Workforce registration-How does registration work for you? 12.15pm – 1.15pm We’d like the Register and the registration processes to be the best they can be. Join us for a workshop to share your experiences and thoughts – does it work for you, what are the good points/bad points or constraints? We’ll share and discuss ideas and suggestions to improve and develop the Register. Presented by: Cheryl Campbell Visit us at our stand We’ll be at stand 4 in the exhibition area. So, if you have any questions about registration, fitness to practise or learning and development, or would just like a chat, come and meet us, we’d love to see you. << Back to events list
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East Ayrshire Dementia Strategy Survey

East Ayrshire Dementia Strategy Survey | Social services news | Scoop.it
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Renfrewshire British Sign Language (BSL) Plan - Renfrewshire Website

Renfrewshire British Sign Language (BSL) Plan - Renfrewshire Website | Social services news | Scoop.it
We want to hear the views of British Sign Language (BSL) users on our draft BSL plan for Renfrewshire....
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Blog: Collaborative working key to helping people live well with dementia

Blog: Collaborative working key to helping people live well with dementia | Social services news | Scoop.it
CIH Scotland chair Esther Wilson reflects on the important links between housing, health and social care and encourages housing organisations to re-examine their services to ensure that people with dementia are able to live independently at home.
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It should be self-evident…

It should be self-evident… | Social services news | Scoop.it
“Third sector organisations provide quite a lot of the support available to help people with their self management.”  Not particularly controversial. “Good evidence helps service commissioners make good decisions.”  Again, probably not much to quibble with.
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Trends in child protection across the UK: a comparative analysis - Social Care Online

Although numerous international studies point to large variations in child welfare interventions, comparative analysis has tended to focus either solely on England or the UK as a whole, discounting differences across the four UK countries.
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