Bereavement Charter Consultation Events
• Friday 21st February 2020 10am-12pm (Venue to be confirmed)
• Friday 13th March 2020 10am-12pm (Venue: NES Edinburgh)
• Monday 23rd March 2020 10am-12pm (Venue: NES Edinburgh)
Scottish Care has been working with stakeholders and key partners to develop a Bereavement Charter for adults and children in Scotland. The main aims of the charter are to set out clear rights and expectations that any individual living in Scotland should expect to be met following a bereavement and loss.
There will be three consultation events that we are asking care providers and others with a vested interest to attend and participate in developing the final bereavement charter that will be adopted across Scotland.
To register your attendance at one of these events please contact [email protected]
Free NHS Healthy Working Lives ‘Managing Stress at Work’ Event – February 2020 in Glasgow
This is a free NHS event to promote their new, free “Stress at Work” online learning course and will include talking through the relaunched, stress survey tool, “Work Positive” for employers.
Both can help social care providers to improve understanding of stress in their organisations; what can cause it (inside and outside of work) and how to identify key issues.
To be added to the mailing list and to receive further details please email: [email protected]
SSSC Upcoming Events – Registration for these events can be found at SSSCNews.uk.com
5th February Glasgow
Don’t Panic – The hitchhikers guide to innovations in learning
11th February Edinburgh
Supporting Improvement learning in Scotland’s Social Services
17th February Glasgow pm and 19th February Dundee am & pm
Staying Secure online in health and social services
Care Inspectorate Complaints workshops – Date of 29th January (Postponed) – details to follow of new date in February
The Care Inspectorate are holding several workshops in the new year for providers to attend and get helpful information around the complaints process. This will include the process that the Care Inspectorate use when deciding who will process the complaint for example when they pass complaints back to providers to investigate and deal with.
These workshops will consist of 3 hourly sessions and will be held in various locations around Scotland to make them as available as possible for providers to attend. Providers will also be given guidance on processing complaints and how best to deescalate issues and concerns from Services users and family members.
Individual Training Account Funding now open
This year Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will fund 10,000 training accounts. Once this target is met the fund will close, so applications must be sent in soon.
ITAs are available to help develop skills for work. If the eligibility criteria are met there is up to £200 towards a single training course or training episode a year.
Response from SSSC regarding members questions during the Registration webinar
Calum Smith in the registration team at SSSC has responded to the questions that were posed by members during the registration webinar last year. This also includes information around accessing additional funding for social care worker qualifications.
You can find Calum’s response in ‘Past Scottish Care Webinars’ under ‘Useful Downloads’ in the Members Section of this website.
Calum advised during the webinar he is available to be contacted directly by providers to give ongoing support and to answer questions and queries in relation to registration. Jenni Tait in the registration team at SSSC has also advised she can be contacted to discuss registration concerns. Contact emails for Jenni and Calum are below:
Care Inspectorate CAPA Programme
The Care Inspectorate are now on the home straight with the CAPA programme and the team are looking ahead to finish up in April 2020.
They are currently focusing on plans to ensure:
- good endings for care professionals, services, providers, partnerships, community connections and of course the CAPA team
- the spread and sustain of the ‘move more often’ message
The Care Inspectorate are asking for some feedback on;
What would you like us to think about or focus on as we plan for these next stages?
You can respond to me at [email protected] and I will ensure all responses are forwarded to the team or get in touch with them directly via their Twitter and Facebook page.
New Scottish Government Guidance and FAQ’s on Managing Self-Directed Support and Power of Attorney for Adults with Incapacity
The guidance and FAQ’s are aimed at care professionals and were developed with assistance from the Scottish Government’s Adults with Incapacity Team.
Please see links to the guidance and FAQ’s below