Our Workforce Groups each run quarterly throughout the year and, as ever, we are really keen to have the involvement of our frontline colleagues and more provider participation. Details of the next dates are listed below:
Joint Scottish Care/SSSC Regulatory Forum
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st January 2020 between 10.30am and 1pm. This meeting will take place at Baillieston Community Care, Parkhead School House, 135 Westmuir Street, Glasgow, G31 5EX.
The Regulatory Forum explores how regulation of our services impacts upon them and our workforce. SSSC, who co-chair, advise and guide on new initiatives with providers being able to highlight challenges and solutions on topics such as registration, SVQ, qualifications and training among many others. We are also delighted to welcome Liz McPake from the Care Inspectorate who will be available to answer questions around improvement, health and social care standards and inspection requirements. More input from frontline colleagues and providers can only increase our effectiveness, so please come along.
Scottish Care/SSSC Promoting Excellence in Dementia Group
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 20th February 2020 (This date has been changed) between 10:30am and 12:30pm. The venue has still to be confirmed.
This group allows anyone with an interest in the care of people living with dementia to explore the Promoting Excellence Framework, training opportunities, best practice and hear updates from several different types of services on how they are encouraging and implementing the Framework within their own organisations. It is always great to have people involved in the direct delivery of dementia care and hear the challenges and successes experienced daily in their work.
Leadership, Learning and Improvement Group
The next meeting will take place on 25th February 2020 10:30am-12:30pm. This meeting will be held at the SCVO offices, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ.
This group has a format based loosely round the principles of Action Learning Sets. For those if you not familiar with action learning please see some background information below.
Briefly this will involve
- One person bringing a ‘wicked issue’
- The group listening, without interruption, to the person presenting their issue
- The use of open questions to gather more data
- The group discussing potential options whilst the presenter listens in
- Actions being identified that may offer change
- The group is updated at the next meeting as to the impact /outcomes of the actions
People felt that this would offer the insights and support that people value most about being in a space with colleagues from across sectors and supports the group getting to know more about the skills held within the group.
We are always looking for more people to come along, particularly frontline colleagues so please do get in touch.
Scottish Care Palliative and End of Life Care Group – for care home & care at home organisations
The next meeting will take place on 4th February 2020, 2 – 4pm at Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4JP.
We are always looking for more people to come along, particularly front-line colleagues.
We greatly appreciate the support of those organisations who have previously hosted our Workforce Groups, with thanks to those hosting the upcoming meetings.
If you would like more information about any of these forums please contact [email protected]