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Social Worker - Argyll and Bute Council, Dunoon

Social Worker - Argyll and Bute Council, Dunoon | Social services news | Scoop.it
Argyll and Bute Council - Department: Health and Social Care Partnership Closing Date: Friday 1st February 2019 We are looking for a qualified Social Worker who...
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Administrator

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The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) is an independent Scottish Charity funded by a grant from the Scottish Government.  Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy...
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Social Work Assistant, Adult Social Work - Argyll and Bute Council, Oban

Social Work Assistant, Adult Social Work - Argyll and Bute Council, Oban | Social services news | Scoop.it
Argyll and Bute Council - Department: Health and Social Care Partnership Closing Date: Friday 1st February 2019 An opportunity has arisen for the right person to...
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Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at ALLIANCE Annual Conference

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at ALLIANCE Annual Conference | Social services news | Scoop.it
The ALLIANCE’s leading national conference provides a focal point for health and social care integration in Scotland. Impact: the 3rd Health and Social Care Integration event will consider the impact integration has had over the last three years, what still needs to be done and how organisations...
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‘You can’t rehabilitate someone into society when they’re locked away’ | Saba Salman | Society | The Guardian

‘You can’t rehabilitate someone into society when they’re locked away’ | Saba Salman | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Many people with learning disabilities are stuck in secure units instead of living in the community, says social affairs journalist Saba Salman...
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VHS Discussion event: Health and Social Care Integration with Audut Scotland

VHS Discussion event: Health and Social Care Integration with Audut Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Join VHS at our afternoon briefing event to discuss the latest Audit Scotland Report-Health and social care integration: update on progress.
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Why it’s worth striking the right note for people with dementia | Letters | Society | The Guardian

Why it’s worth striking the right note for people with dementia | Letters | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Letters: Pat Kirwan on the rewards of playing music for those with the condition, and Prof Martin Green and Veronica Franklin Gould on accessing creative activities...
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Events

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Decision making and consent: have your say on guidance for doctors Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 16/01/2019 at 10:30 We are hosting a joint event to consider revised guidance which explains what good practice in consent and decision making looks like. Click here to continue reading Self management of long term health conditions: Whose role is it anyway? Location: Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City Date of event: 23/01/2019 at 18.00 - 20.00 A professorial lecture delivered by Professor Kay Cooper, Professor of Allied Health Professions at RGU’s School of Health Sciences. Click here to continue reading A Screening, A Show and Some Scran Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 31/01/2019 at 17:00 - 20:00 The ALLIANCE and Sanctuary Housing Association invite you to join them for a screening of 'Resilience'. Click here to continue reading Joining up the Dots – Networking Breakfast Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 31/01/2019 at 10am - 12pm Join us as we kick of the New Year at our Networking Breakfast ‘Joining up the Dots’ on Thursday 31st January at 10am – 12pm. Click here to continue reading Rights into Reality: Human rights and community-led health conference Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 06/02/2019 CHEX (Community Health Exchange) Conference will discuss what taking a human rights approach means in practice to local organisations. Click here to continue reading Getting to Know Getting it Right for Every Child Workshop – Glasgow Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 11/02/2019 at 10:00 - 15.30 Hear the latest policy updates and access a range of resources to support the wellbeing of children and young people at this free workshop. Click here to continue reading Getting to Know Getting it Right for Every Child Workshop – Stirling Location: Clackmannanshire and Stirling Date of event: 18/02/2019 at 10:00 - 15:30 Hear the latest policy updates and access a range of resources to support the wellbeing of children and young people at this free workshop. Click here to continue reading Getting to Know Getting it Right for Every Child Workshop – Edinburgh Location: Edinburgh City Date of event: 22/02/2019 at 10:00 - 15:30 Hear the latest updates and access a range of resources to support wellbeing of children & young people at this free Edinburgh workshop. Click here to continue reading Getting to Know Getting it Right for Every Child Workshop – Aberdeenshire Location: Aberdeenshire Date of event: 25/02/2019 at 10:00 - 15:30 Hear the latest policy updates and access a range of resources to support the wellbeing of children and young people at this free workshop. Click here to continue reading Talking about tomorrow – preparing parents and carers for transition at age 16 Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 13/03/2019 at 09:30 - 16:30 Scotland’s first national conference on transitions for parents and carers of young disabled adults. Click here to continue reading Self Management Marketplace Location: Perth and Kinross Date of event: 15/03/2019 at 11.00 - 15.00 The Self Management Network Scotland are pleased to share the date of our next Self Management Marketplace event. Click here to continue reading International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare Location: Scotland wide, UK wide Date of event: 27/03/2019 - 29/03/2019 Complimentary places for people who use support and services and their families at this major event. Click here to continue reading Impact: the 3rd Health and Social Care Integration event Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 20/05/2019 at 09:30 - 16:00 The ALLIANCE Annual Conference and AGM 2019 will again focus on a theme of integration in health and social care. Click here to continue reading NHSScotland Event 2019 Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 30/05/2019 - 31/05/2019 The NHS Scotland Event is the leading health Event in Scotland. Click here to continue reading
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Impact: the 3rd Health and Social Care Integration event

Impact: the 3rd Health and Social Care Integration event | Social services news | Scoop.it
The ALLIANCE Annual Conference and AGM, ‘Impact: the 3rd Health and Social Care Integration event’, will take place on Monday 20 May 2019 in Glasgow.The  2019 conference will consider the impact integration has had over the last three years, what still needs to be done and how organisations can work...
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LISTEN - CrossReach chief executive hails inspirational staff who deliver social care

LISTEN - CrossReach chief executive hails inspirational staff who deliver social care | Social services news | Scoop.it
LISTEN - The chief executive of the social care arm of the Church of Scotland discusses 150 years of serving local communities.
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The Guardian view on social housing: we need a cultural shift | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian view on social housing: we need a cultural shift | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Editorial: The failure to provide adequate public sector rented housing in England is acknowledged across party lines as a catastrophe.A commission has put forward practical proposals...
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Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2016-17 - gov.scot

Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2016-17 - gov.scot | Social services news | Scoop.it
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Health and Social Care integration - where next? Audit Scotland review Tickets, Mon, 4 Feb 2019 at 12:00

Health and Social Care integration - where next? Audit Scotland review Tickets, Mon, 4 Feb 2019 at 12:00 | Social services news | Scoop.it
The recent Audit Scotland review of Health and Social Care Integration recognised many of the challenges familiar to stakeholders and partners who engage with the new Health and Social Care Partnerships.
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Skype hospital appointments are coming – but don't hold your breath

Skype hospital appointments are coming – but don't hold your breath | Social services news | Scoop.it
The NHS has promised that by 2024, up to a third of hospital outpatient consultations will be undertaken by video link. This is unlikely to be realised quite so quickly.
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Mental capacity changes give care homes too much power, critics say | UK news | The Guardian

Mental capacity changes give care homes too much power, critics say | UK news | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Charities, lawyers and Labour warn against government rushing out legislation in England and Wales...
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Specific needs for families when someone goes to prison | Publications | Parenting across Scotland

Specific needs for families when someone goes to prison | Publications | Parenting across Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
The impact of imprisonment on families is a hidden issue, with key professionals often unaware of it and unsure of how to support families in this situation. In order for families to be better supported, professionals need to be better informed about the impact of imprisonment on families.
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East Coast Health and Social Care Integration Forum

East Coast Health and Social Care Integration Forum | Social services news | Scoop.it
A light lunch and opportunity for networking will be provided from 12.30pm, with the session starting at 1.30pm. This forum is open to all stakeholder organisations working in and around health and social care integration.
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Research in Practice for Adults | Support the implementation of a loneliness strategy

Research in Practice for Adults | Support the implementation of a loneliness strategy | Social services news | Scoop.it
LOCATION: HOME / LATEST NEWS Support the implementation of a loneliness strategy 10 JANUARY 2019 Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) is asking for information from social care practitioners and support workers about how they identify a person who may be lonely and what interventions to prevent and reduce loneliness are effective in practice. RiPfA is working with Department of Health and Social Care to support plans for implementing the Government’s loneliness strategy. In October 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport released a policy paper – A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change. This strategy sets out the Government’s approach to tackling loneliness in England. To support the implementation of this strategy, RiPfA is working to identify current social work practice with adults experiencing loneliness. This includes a short questionnaire for relevant colleagues in local areas across adult social care and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Participate in the survey. Deadline 8 February. Additionally, if you have case studies and/or stories relating to loneliness and good practice, please share these with katy.shorten@ripfa.org.uk.
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Audit Scotland Review of Health and Social Care Integration

Audit Scotland Review of Health and Social Care Integration | Social services news | Scoop.it
Briefing and discussion  An opportunity for third sector organisations to actively engage with Audit Scotland on their latest progress report and recommendations on integration: Health and Social Care Integration: Update on Progress published 15th November 2018. The report says significant changes are required in the way that health and care services are delivered and that change cannot happen without meaningful engagement with staff, communities and politicians: ‘While some improvements have been made to the delivery of health and social care services, Integration Authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real long term benefits of an integrated system.’ Audit Scotland is keen to strengthen its engagement with the third sector and this event builds on two VHS round tables held last year as part of Audit Scotland’s review of integration.  It will be of particular interest to service providers, community health organisations, housing associations, third sector interfaces, and organisations working with or representing users of health and care services. Claire Sweeney,  Associate Director at Audit Scotland will present the findings and recommendations, then a panel of third sector organisations will lead discussion and questions. Book your place here. VHS members £10 plus Eventbrite booking fee Non VHS members £15 plus Eventbrite booking fee   AGENDA 12.30-13:00   Networking Lunch 13:00-13:10  Introduction to the session                           Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland 13:10-13:30   Findings and recommendations from the Audit Scotland review of progress in health and social care integration                          Claire Sweeney, Associate Director, Audit Scotland 13:30- 13.40  Questions 13.40 – 14:50  Third sector responses to the review, with members of the Third Sector Health and Social Care Collaborative leading the discussion: Panel members TBC. 14:50-15:00   Closing remarks and Next Steps Please get in touch with Lauren Blair  if you have any questions.
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Care homes recruitment crisis laid bare - amid warnings more will close

Care homes recruitment crisis laid bare - amid warnings more will close | Social services news | Scoop.it
NEARLY six in 10 care homes for the elderly are struggling with staff shortages according to a report which lays bare for the first time the extent…...
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Tell us what you think of the new professional frameworks – Glasgow – SSSC News

Tell us what you think of the new professional frameworks – Glasgow – SSSC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Come along to our free engagement events, in partnership with the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA), to tell us what you think about the draft frameworks for practice for social care and social work. We are developing the professional frameworks for practice as part of the recommendations of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan Part 2 – a framework for improving workforce planning for social care in Scotland. At the heart of this work is making sure we have a skilled, competent and flexible workforce fit for the future who will continue to improve outcomes for the people who use services. Outcomes for the day An opportunity to see and hear about work taking place to support workforce planning in social services. A chance to find out more about the draft frameworks for social care and social work. An opportunity to help shape the frameworks by sharing your views to make sure they are fit for the future and support ongoing professionalism and career development in the sector. Who should come? This is event is for: registered and non-registered social service workers, social workers, managers, learning and development leads, practice teachers, mental health officers etc social service and social work employers from the public, private and voluntary sector, IJB Chief Officers, CSWOs, HEI/FEIs and other learning providers.  How to book To request a place at the event please email sdsandintegration@sssc.uk.com with the following information. Edinburgh, 5 February or Glasgow, 14 February. Which discussion group you want to join – social care or social work. Personal details: Name, job title, organisation, contact email and if you have any special dietary or access requirements. Places are limited so please request yours as soon as possible. We’ll confirm your place at least one week before the date of the event. Both events will run from 10.00am to 3.30pm, are free to attend and lunch will be provided.  Outline for the day  Welcome and introductions Scene setting – National Workforce Plan Introducing the frameworks for social care and social work Group discussions – social care and social work Questions from discussions Group feedback from both groups Next steps Closing statement Draft Social Care Framework Based on the national qualification framework (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) this framework will set out the range of practice-based learning routes that can support people to enhance their learning and careers in social care and across health services Draft Social Work Framework This framework will improve the structure, accessibility and provision of high quality, specialist learning for social workers. It will build on the revised Standards in Social Work Education and will include existing specialist awards and the newly qualified social worker (NQSW) standard.
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Staff vacancies in care services 2017 – SSSC News

Staff vacancies in care services 2017 – SSSC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Care Inspectorate and the SSSC have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services. As with the previous report, this report provides a national overview of vacancies and recruitment difficulties reported by care services to the Care Inspectorate, the body which registers and inspects all social care services. It also introduces for the first time data on the actual number of vacancies services have, held by the SSSC, the social service workforce regulator. In the past year, 38% of services reported having vacancies. This was an increase of 2% points on the previous year, (36%). Care at home services (62%), care homes for older people (59%), housing support services (59%) and care homes for adults (53%) were the main service types with the largest proportion of services reporting vacancies all significantly above the national average. Daycare of children services (23%) was the only main service type where the vacancy rates were significantly below the national average. At 31 December 2017, the rate of whole time equivalent (WTE) vacancies for all services in Scotland was 5.9% up from 5.5% in 2016. This was higher than the overall vacancy rate across all establishments in Scotland of 3.1%. Gordon Weir, interim chief executive of the Care Inspectorate said: ‘Our evidence suggests that having an effective and stable staff team is strongly associated with providing high-quality care. ‘This allows trusting relationships to be developed between people providing and experiencing care, often supporting positive experiences and outcomes. ‘The Care Inspectorate recognises that recruitment and retention into some parts of the social care sector remains a challenge, and we collect significant data about the places and parts of the sector where recruitment problems are more challenging. ‘This report has been prepared to provide a national overview of the vacancy levels and recruitment difficulties reported by care services in their Care Inspectorate annual returns.’ Lorraine Gray, Chief Executive of the SSSC said: ‘It is vital that social care continues to attract staff with the right values, skills and experience as well as filling vacancies. ‘That’s why our work to promote careers, develop clear career pathways and professional frameworks for practice for social care and social work is so important. It all helps to establish social services as a career of choice with opportunities for gaining qualifications and real progression while helping to improve people’s lives. ‘The data will be used to inform improvement and redesign of services in the sector to address the vacancy issues highlighted in the report. Good examples of this are nurses working in care homes and the National Homecare Contract (which agrees rates between local authorities and care home providers), the review of integrated children’s plans and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and the development of the social care qualifications framework.’ The information in today’s report on vacancies, problems filling vacancies and the reasons why services have reported having problems filling vacancies, has been extracted from information provided by care services, across early learning and childcare, children’s services and adult social care. Every care service is asked to complete an annual return each year to provide statistical and other information. The vacancy questions are asked for every care service type apart from childminders, who are typically sole providers.
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Practical Philosophy with Children « Scottish Recovery Network

Practical Philosophy with Children « Scottish Recovery Network | Social services news | Scoop.it
People can and do recover from serious and long-term mental health problems. SRN is designed to raise awareness and promote the issue of recovery.
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People caring for older and younger relatives at higher risk of mental illness | Society | The Guardian

People caring for older and younger relatives at higher risk of mental illness | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
‘Sandwich generation’ more likely to report anxiety or depression, says ONS...
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Austerity is denying patients and care service users a voice | Peter Beresford | Society | The Guardian

Austerity is denying patients and care service users a voice | Peter Beresford | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Decades of progress on public participation are being lost as grassroots organisations face financial problems and closures...
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