Scottish Care Awards Hints & Tips Webinar – 16 August

The Scottish Care Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the best of the independent social care sector. We typically hold an Awards Ceremony for finalists and winners twice a year – Care at Home & Housing Support in May and Care Homes in November. Awards entries are open a few months before the Awards Ceremony.

If you don’t know where to start or need help filling out a nomination, don’t worry! We are holding a Scottish Care Awards Hints & Tips Webinar on Tuesday 16 August, 2:00 – 3:00 pm for all members to find out more about how to submit a successful awards entry!

Our Deputy CEO, Karen Hedge, will be going through the application and the judging process. We are also hoping to be joined by some successful awards applicants to talk about their experiences and how winning the Scottish Care Awards has impacted them.

This is your chance to come along to ask questions and get all the hints and tips to being successful in the awards. Don’t miss out and join us for this webinar session!

Entries for the Care Home Awards are currently open until 5:00 pm, Monday 5 September, so if you are considering entering, come along to this webinar to get all the information you need! Find out more about the Care Home Awards here.

Details to join the webinar session will be available in the Members Area.

If you have any questions about the Awards, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

2022 Care Home Awards – Open for entries!

We’re delighted to announce that the 2022 Care Home Awards are now open for entries!

Scottish Care would like to invite you to enter your company, staff and residents for this year’s awards. Please help us recognise the work of fantastic staff and providers whilst also giving positive visibility to this often neglected sector.

There are 13 award categories, including:

  • Ancillary & Support Staff Award
  • Nutrition & Eating Well Award
  • Meaningful Activity Award
  • Training, Learning & Staff Development Award
  • Emerging Talent Award
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Palliative & End of Life Care Practise Award
  • Nurse of the Year Award
  • Care Worker of the Year Award
  • Specialist Service/ Unit of the Year Award
  • Care Home Service of the Year Award
  • Positive Impact Award

Find out more about the awards and submit your nomination here.

Award entries close on Monday 5 September 2022, 5:00 pm.

The award ceremony will be held on the evening of Friday 18 November at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. More details to follow.

Summer Bulletin 2022

This year’s Summer bulletin has now been published online and is available to view.

We will not be sending out physical copies of the Bulletin due to Covid-19, this edition is in a digital format instead.

We are in the process of redesigning our quarterly Bulletins. If you have any feedback or ideas of what you’d like to see in the Bulletin, please get in touch at [email protected]

Job Opportunity – Independent Sector Lead: Glasgow

INDEPENDENT SECTOR LEAD – Glasgow

PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION 

SCOTTISH CARE 

 Health and Social Care Integration  

 £45,829 per annum – 21 hours per week pro rata

Fixed term contract funded for one year – in process of securing a further 2 years funding (3 year post) 

Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Glasgow.  Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs.

The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.

The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent Sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.

Glasgow is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.

The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care.

To request an application pack, please contact Tracy Doyle at Scottish Care by email [email protected] or to discuss this post please contact Janice Cameron by email [email protected]

Closing date 12pm on Monday 22nd August 2022.  Interviews will be held by video conference – week commencing Monday 5th September 2022 (date(s) to be confirmed). 

Job Opportunity – Independent Sector Lead: Perth & Kinross

INDEPENDENT SECTOR LEAD – Perth & Kinross

PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION 

 SCOTTISH CARE 

 Health and Social Care Integration  

 £45,829 per annum – 35 hours per week

 Permanent contract subject to funding and annual review 

Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Perth & Kinross.  Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs.

The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.

The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent Sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.

Perth & Kinross is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.

The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care.

To request an application pack, please contact Tracy Doyle at Scottish Care by email [email protected] or to discuss this post please contact James Carle by email [email protected]

Closing date 12pm on Friday 19th August 2022.  Interviews will be held by video conference – week commencing 29th August 2022 (to be confirmed). 

Get involved in Care Home Day 2022

You may be aware that Care Home Day takes place this year on Wednesday 20 July. This is a largely online event which aims to raise the profile of care homes across Scotland.

The theme of Care Home Day is ‘Care Home Voices’ with aim to:

  • Listen to the voices of care home staff, providers, managers, residents and relatives.
  • Showcase the expertise of the care home workforce, and how they should be valued more.
  • Highlight how care homes play a crucial role in the health and social care system and within their communities.

How can I get involved?

Share your content

You can help us commemorate the day by sharing any good news stories, resources, projects, blogs or an example of an innovative practice on social media that highlights:

  • The dedication and professionalism of care home workers.
  • The achievements of residents.
  • The innovation of care homes with different ideas or activities in place or planned for the future.
  • How care homes are valuable and important to society.

Please use the hashtags below when sharing content, we will be on the lookout all day and will reshare from the Scottish Care account.

#carehomeday22
#carehomevoices

If you aren’t on social media, please feel free to share any stories with us at [email protected].

Use our social media template

We’ve created a social media graphic template for you to adapt and share positive stories/quotes/testimonials about the care home sector for Care Home Day. These could be quotes from providers, managers, staff, service users, relatives or partners from the community (e.g. GP’s, nurses, local schools).

Plan an activity

Scottish Care encourages care home providers to consider doing some sort of activity on the day between residents, staff, families and the community. This could be an arts and crafts session, some dancing, a garden party, an afternoon tea session or anything you wish!

If you do decide to take part in any activities, please remember to share the details, photos or videos with us on social media.

Promote the event

We have developed some social media graphics that you can download to share and promote Care Home Day with others. Please use these graphics to share that you support the day and to get others involved! There is also a flyer that you can share with your networks.

Events like Care Home Day are a reminder of how important it is to share positive stories from social care and the care home sector. Help us get the ‘Care Home Voices’ heard by sharing and getting involved on social media on Wednesday 20 July 2022.

#carehomeday22      #carehomevoices

Immigration & International Recruitment Webinar – 28 July

Social Care Scotland: Points-Based Immigration and International Recruitment
Thursday 28th July 2022, 14:00-15:30

From February 2022, the Government announced social care workers, care assistants and home care workers will be added to the Shortage Occupation List and are now eligible for the Health and Care visa.

Please join representatives from Scottish Care, officials from the Home Office’s Engagement and Policy teams, the Department of Health and Social Care and officials from the Scottish Government for a 90-minute webinar providing an overview of the Points-Based Immigration System, guidance on ethical international recruitment, and examples of best practice for the social care sector in Scotland.

The session will include updates on the following:

  • Skilled Worker visa/Health and Care visa
  • Recruiting an overseas care worker from mid-February 2022
  • How to become a Home Office sponsor
  • Right to Work checks
  • Support available
  • The Code of Practice for International Recruitment
  • Q&A

Please note that this session will be delivered on Microsoft Teams. Please register for this webinar using the Eventbrite link on the Members Area.

Care Home Day 2022 – 2 weeks to go!

Get involved in Care Home Day on 20 July

Only 2 weeks to go until Care Home Day 2022!

Join us on Wednesday 20 July for this largely online event which aims to raise the profile of care homes across Scotland. We hope to share good news stories to bust myths about care homes and recognise the vital role they play in supporting and caring for our care home residents across Scotland.

The theme of Care Home Day is ‘Care Home Voices’. We want to listen to the voices of care home staff, providers, managers, residents and relatives. We want to showcase the expertise of the care home workforce, and how they should be valued more. We want to highlight how care homes play a crucial role in the health and social care system and within their communities.

You can help us commemorate the day by sharing any good news stories, resources, projects blogs or an example of an innovative practice that highlights:

  • The dedication and professionalism of care home workers
  • The achievements of residents
  • The innovation of care homes with different ideas or activities in place or planned for the future
  • How care homes are valuable and important to society
Scottish Care encourages care home providers to consider doing some sort of activity on the day between residents, staff, families and the community. If you do decide to take part in any activities, please remember to share them with us on social media.

If you aren’t on social media, please feel free to share any stories with us at [email protected].

With all the scrutiny and negative press that the care home sector has faced over the past few years, events like Care Home Day are a reminder of how important it is to share positive stories from social care and the care home sector. So please share and get involved on Twitter using the hashtags #carehomeday22  and #carehomevoices.

The Fuel Store Webinar – 14 July 2022

Fuel increases affecting your bottom line? Interested in saving money? Want to find out how to get discounts on pump prices?

Come talk to Robin and Chris from The Fuel Store on Thursday 14 July at 2pm and find out how this Scottish Care benefit can help you and your organisation! Every penny counts – learn how you can save with The Fuel Store.

Details to join this session are now available on the Members Area.

Care Home Day 2022 – 20 July

We are delighted to announce that Care Home Day will return this year on Wednesday 20 July. This is an largely online awareness day to raise the profile of care homes and we encourage members to share good news stories on the day via social media.

Please see the flyer below for more information.

CHD 22 Flyer