Modern Apprenticeship Funding – City of Glasgow College

The City of Glasgow College has funding from the Development Scotland Modern Apprenticeship Fund. This is now assessable to over 25’s to provide SVQ’s.

This provides Social Care staff with the opportunity to complete their SSSC registerable qualifications at no cost to them or their employer. As well as allowing staff members the chance to upskill and go for promoted roles.  This also allows those service providers to use their training budgets on other things and is allowing smaller providers with no training budgets to access these qualifications at no cost.

Information on this Apprenticeship Funding can be found in the leaflet below.

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Adult Social Care Deep Dive – 25 March

Please see below for details of a free interactive learning event on trauma-informed practice in the adult social care sector on 25 March 2021. This will be run by Scottish Government colleagues in the Improvement Service as part of the National Trauma Training Programme.

This workshop is open to all professionals in Scotland working to improve outcomes for people requiring adult social care in their local authority area who wish to learn more about trauma-informed practice, systems and services. This includes social care workers based in care homes, in the community, personal assistants, carer centre staff and social workers.

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Proud to Care: LGBT and Dementia

LGBT Health and Wellbeing has developed this toolkit to support health and social care staff to reflect on and develop their practice in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people with dementia.

We are delighted to help produce this toolkit along with a range of representatives from care providers working across Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland and the Care Inspectorate. 

The Impact Report for this project can be found here.

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Scottish Government Covid-19 Vaccination Feedback

Following the rollout of Covid-19 vaccination, the Scottish Government is very keen to gather the views of social care workers on the vaccine via the following survey:

https://tinyurl.com/10705covid

The survey is being conducted by an independent research agency and will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Furthermore, it is completely confidential, in accordance with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct.

Please complete this survey before 7th March.

Update – Deadline extension to £500 social care Covid-19 bonus

We are pleased to let you know that the application deadline for the £500 thank you payment to social care staff working in the third, voluntary, charitable and private sector has been revised and is now midnight on 28 February 2021.

The claims are being administered by Scotland Excel. The claim form and all associated guidance is available at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/SocialCarePayments/SocialCarePayments.aspx

It would be helpful if providers could complete and submit their claim as soon as possible. Unfortunately, due to the volume of claims, the Scottish Government are unable to provide a timetable for payments. However, they endeavour to work with partners to make these as soon as is possible, and will keep providers informed of timings as well as updating the frequently asked questions regularly.

There’s More to Care Than Caring – Scottish Government’s Campaign

 On Wednesday 10th February 2021, the Scottish Government is launching the second phase of its Adult Social Care campaign, “There’s More to Care Than Caring”. The campaign aims to promote the adult social care sector as a valued, meaningful and rewarding career destination. You can find more information about the campaign at CaretoCare.scot. For the stakeholder toolkit, including promotional materials visit CaretoCare.scot/stakeholder-resources/ 

From 9th February 2021, as part of the campaign, the Scottish Government is offering private and third sector organisations the opportunity to advertise their adult social care vacancies on the myjobscotland website at no cost, for a period of three months. Organisations will receive help and advice from the myjobscotland team to promote their vacancies in the best way possible, including setting up a page for their organisation, instruction for posting vacancies and ongoing help for any questions throughout the process. 

To extend the reach of adverts further, a new Adult Social Care section will be created on the myjobscotland website where visitors can see details of vacancies within the sector alongside organisation’s logos and the number of positions available for each post. There will be a panel on the homepage of myjobscotland which will direct visitors to the campaign creative (myjobscotland.gov.uk/social-care). 

Should organisations wish to proceed with this offer, they can do so by following this link: mjs.jobs/caretocare.