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Funding for at risk young Scots to improve digital skills

Funding for at risk young Scots to improve digital skills | Social services news | Scoop.it

Young people in Scotland supported by The Prince’s Trust and Young Scot are set to benefit from a £10k funding boost to help them improve their digital skills.

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Care Appointments | Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse

Care Appointments | Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse | Social services news | Scoop.it
Care services across Scotland are generally working well to protect children from the risks of sexua...
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A view of integration from the social housing sector

A view of integration from the social housing sector | Social services news | Scoop.it
They are part of the social housing sector and supply quality, affordable homes to those in need. They can be large or small; rural or urban; providing for general or very specialised needs.  Many of these organisations are based in communities; some cover a wide area.
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What role for community in social work in Scotland? Survey

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Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee - News & Parliament TV :  Scottish Parliament

Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee - News & Parliament TV :  Scottish Parliament | Social services news | Scoop.it
18.06.2018 The social security benefits available to people who are in-work but struggling on low incomes is to be the focus of an inquiry by the Social Security Committee. MSPs want to understand if our social security systems are doing enough to help people get out of poverty. To inform its work in this area, the Committee is keen to better understand the potential impact that the roll-out of Universal Credit is having on in-work poverty. This will include looking at the design of Universal Credit with specific focus on issues relating to in-work claimants such as in-work conditionality and treatment of surplus earnings. The Committee will also look at the reasons for increasing demand for support from food banks. Clare Adamson MSP, Convener of the Social Security Committee said: “People in work should reasonably expect to earn enough to make ends meet. It is, however, a sad fact that there are people in Scotland who are working hard and still not earning enough. Our social security system should support people and has a role to play in addressing poverty and we want to understand what is happening in our communities. “We already know that there has been a marked rise in food bank usage. We want to understand more about what is driving this in Scotland and what opportunities exist within Scotland’s social security powers that may help to address in-work poverty.” The Committee has today asked for views on the following • What impact will Universal Credit have on in-work poverty in Scotland? • What is the experience so far in full-service areas in Scotland for those who are in work who are moving or have moved on to Universal Credit? • What is known about those experiencing in-work poverty in Scotland who do not claim or are not eligible for Universal Credit? • What can or should the Scottish Government do to mitigate any detrimental impact? Background Views are sought by 23 August. The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body securely processes journalists’ data for the purpose of enabling reporting on the work of the Scottish Parliament, in line with current data protection requirements. You have the right to unsubscribe at any time. For further information, please see our Privacy Notice.
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Care Appointments | New learning resources to support early learning and childcare workforce in Scotland

The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has launched new learning resources to support early lea...
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We Care campaign | Scotland | Royal College of Nursing

We Care campaign | Scotland | Royal College of Nursing | Social services news | Scoop.it
Valuing health care support workers in our 'We Care' campaign.
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Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice

Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice | Social services news | Scoop.it
Activists who attended Sunday’s lunchtime fringe meeting “Social work against the state attack on asylum and refuge” heard powerful presentations on the need to support our members in social work to practice ethically when it comes to refugees and asylum seekers.
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Promoting Excellence in dementia care - Scottish Social Services Council

Promoting Excellence in dementia care - Scottish Social Services Council | Social services news | Scoop.it
Find out about Promoting Excellence for dementia.
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Public suspicious of moves to join up health and care services | Melanie Henwood | Social Care Network | The Guardian

Public suspicious of moves to join up health and care services | Melanie Henwood | Social Care Network | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
New integrated care models hampered by poor communication and an ‘acronym spaghetti’ of terms, report finds...
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Reflections on the 18th International Conference of Integrated Care (ICIC)

Reflections on the 18th International Conference of Integrated Care (ICIC) | Social services news | Scoop.it
I’ve just returned from representing the ALISS Programme and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) at the18th International Conference of Integrated Care in Utrecht, which brought together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design...
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Connecting people, connecting services

Here we present the work that has been undertaken, including resources and the evidence-base for the contribution of AHPs. Connecting People, Connecting Support Developed through collaborative working with the Scottish Government, the allied health professional community and the experiences of people living with dementia,  framework features as one of the key commitments outlined in Scotland’s third national dementia strategy (2017-2020). It will be implemented by Alzheimer Scotland’s national AHP Consultant in tandem with the newly formed Alzheimer Scotland AHP Dementia Forum and other key stakeholders. AHP Poster Presentation At the ALzheimer Europe conference 2017 in Berlin, Elaine Hunter presented the Connecting People, Connecting Support work.  The poster can be view by clicking this link Evidence base for Connecting People, Connection Support Conversations with people with dementia and their families   1. Let’s Talk About Dementia - June 2014 The Let's Talk About Dementia blog, hosted and supported by Alzheimer Scotland, and led by AHP colleagues was set up following Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week (June 2014). The blog shares the work and practice of AHPs in relation to dementia care. It will offer advice for people living with dementia, their carers, partners and families, as well as for health and social care professionals. Let's Talk About Dementia Blog -   As part of this, AHP Blog card to advertise the blog and the thoughts and contributions of the group were recorded. 2. Connecting people through conversation and inquiry - August 2015 To help inform the Commitment 4 work, us do this we invited people living with dementia and their families to share their thoughts with AHPs to inform the future work of AHPs in Scotland’s dementia care.  Connecting People Through Conversations 3. Dementia Awareness Week - June 2015 4. This is me/What's important to me - October 2015 As part of this work, in October 2015, a vlog called “This is Me” by Henry Rankin, Chair of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, was published. Further details are available here.  Collaboration with health and social care staff 5. Alzheimer Scotland AHP Dementia expert group- linked to the community of practice - 2013 (ongoing): 6. National Engagement - Events and Films The films .  Supporting people with dementia: A Supported self-management master class with Dr Claire Craig 15 March 2011. Actions on Dementia : Dr Laura Gitlin’s keynote address on nonpharmacological interventions 31 July 2012. Communicating and Making Connections in Dementia for over 200 occupational therapy students 8 October 2013. Working with people living with dementia Contribution of occupational therapy  14 May 2014. Connecting people, connecting support A one day conversation celebrating the best in Supported Self-Management for people with dementia and co-creating the future direction 22 September 2014. Connecting people, connecting support Home Based Memory Rehabilitation 12 May 2016. 7. Three national AHP publications developed 2014  These publications highlight work carried out by AHPs in delivering improvement for people living with dementia and those who care for them, in different settings and environments. Allied Health Professionals Dementia Champions: Agents of Change - features practice examples provided by some of the AHP Dementia Champions. Allied Health Professionals Delivering Post-Diagnostic Support: Living Well with Dementia – features the role AHPs can play in post diagnostic support and includes best practice examples.  –  features the vital role of AHPs in delivering of integrated care, support and treatment for people with dementia. In addition, a shorter AHP Leaflet was also published. 8. Higher education institutions & AHP Professional Bodies Alzheimer Scotland and Queen Margaret University, with the involvement of SDWG and NDCAN, have developed an AHP MSc. module: “Developing Rights-Based Practice for AHP’s working with People Living with Dementia, their Families and Carers” beginning on 27 September 2016. Information on the course content can be found in the MSc AHP Module leaflet.. For more information, please contact Elaine Hunter, National AHP Consultant. Information on the Alzheimer Scotland AHP practice placement and intern programme can be found in our Building Bridges document. A summary of the programme can be found in this poster presentation.  Evidence from research and evaluations 9. Evaluation of AHP Dementia Consultants An executive summary of this report can be found here. 10. Scoping of AHP contribution to post diagnostic support 2015 A poster presentation summarising this can be found here. For more information, please contact Elaine Hunter, National AHP Consultant. 11. Stocktake on the accredited Tailored Activity Programme (TAP) 2015 For more information, please contact Elaine Hunter, National AHP Consultant. 12. Two systematic reviews
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Care Appointments | Life-changing work in Scotland's social services recognised at awards in Edinburgh

Care Appointments | Life-changing work in Scotland's social services recognised at awards in Edinburgh | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scotland’s social services have been honoured for their outstanding commitment to improving the live...
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Pilotlight - Self-directed support

Pilotlight - Self-directed support | Social services news | Scoop.it
Pilotlight worked with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support.
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Kibble and Strathclyde University create foster care scheme for traumatised kids

Kibble and Strathclyde University create foster care scheme for traumatised kids | Social services news | Scoop.it
CHILDREN who have experienced trauma are to benefit from a new foster care system.
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Scottish Health Awards 2018

Scottish Health Awards 2018 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Nominate now! The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious and recognised awards for those working across NHSScotland and its partners to deliver high quality health and social care services to the people of Scotland across NHSScotland and its partners. Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHSScotland and the Scottish Government, the Awards are now well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise those that go that extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. The Daily Record is proud to play its part in recognising the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of health and social care services in Scotland. The Awards reflect the amazing diversity of talent and showcase the dedication and commitment of the people who work tirelessly on our behalf. NHSScotland is committed to providing sustainable high quality health services for the people of Scotland. Increasingly, health and social care services will be delivered in an integrated way focussing on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management and the awards aim to recognise this approach. The Scottish Health Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of healthcare provided by our NHS and its partners. We want to know about the people who have genuinely made a difference to your life or to the lives of your family or friends. There are seventeen award categories: Support Worker Award Innovation Award Volunteers Award Optometrist Award Midwife Award Therapist Award Care for Long-term Illness Award Young Achiever Award Unsung Hero Award Care for Mental Health Award Integrated Care for Older People Award Healthier Lifestyle Award Leader of the Year Award Dentist Award Nurse Award Doctor Award Top Team Award
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The Communication Game

The Communication Game | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Communication Game was developed by Focus Games for NHS Education for Scotland (NES). The game helps frontline health & social care staff improve their knowledge and skills around communication, allowing them to support people with diverse communication support needs. Communication is key to delivering safe, effective and person-centred services. Everyone has the right to express their views and be heard, regardless of how they communicate. To provide an inclusive service, it’s crucial that frontline staff communicate effectively with as many people as possible. Small changes to our behaviour can help create an environment where as many people as possible can communicate effectively. The Communication Game is designed to catalyse these changes. Read More
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The grand challenge(s) for social work

The grand challenge(s) for social work | Social services news | Scoop.it
At the Social Work Scotland AGM 2018, John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work, spoke about social work in Scotland today.
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Why are children treated unequally by social care services?

Why are children treated unequally by social care services? | Social services news | Scoop.it
As rates of child protection investigations continue to rise, a new study is exploring inequalities in the children’s social care...
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Social Work Scotland reports on integrating children's services in Scotland

Social Work Scotland reports on integrating children's services in Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Two reports one a literature and policy review of integrating health and social care and its impact on Children's services and one on practice and leadership...
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We Need To Talk About Integration

We Need To Talk About Integration | Social services news | Scoop.it
With a Foreword from our Chief Executive, Professor Ian Welsh OBE, this exciting collection brings together the views of 30 people with personal and professional experiences of integration. Contributions from the third and independent sectors cover issues like children’s and women’s rights, Third...
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Volunteering with the ALLIANCE

Volunteering with the ALLIANCE | Social services news | Scoop.it
What does being a volunteer mean to me. For me that’s an easy question to answer, volunteering with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), has allowed me to gain hands on experience of working in a Health and Social Care role, while gaining excellent mentoring from peers...
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WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters: Living Well in Care Homes and in Care Facilities – Scotland and New South Wales Tickets, Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at 12:00

WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters: Living Well in Care Homes and in Care Facilities – Scotland and New South Wales Tickets, Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at 12:00 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - International Foundation for Integrated Care presents WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters: Living Well in Care Homes and in Care Facilities – Scotland and New South Wales - Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Find event and ticket information.
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Self Management Reflective Practice

Self Management Reflective Practice | Social services news | Scoop.it
The three-hour Self Management Reflective Practice session is an opportunity for frontline health and social care professionals to explore how to support people living with long term conditions and carers to self manage.
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Social care payments are a ‘time bomb’ | Scotland | The Times

Social care payments are a ‘time bomb’ | Scotland | The Times | Social services news | Scoop.it
At least 15,000 people in Scotland are behind on social care payments as soaring charges put pressure on those using services.At least 6,000 of those accounts are in the hands of debt managers, according to data released by Scottish councils under Freedom of Information (FoI) requests and report...
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Festival of Learning 2018

Festival of Learning 2018 | Social services news | Scoop.it
Join us as we celebrate Festival of Learning – the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England! Are you looking to get back into learning for the first time since school? Thinking about having a go at something new to help you start your own business, get into university or land your dream...
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