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Social Care staff to receive Real Living Wage.

  On Sunday the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, announced a new agreement between Scottish Government and COSLA which means that all adult social care staff should now receive the Real Living Wage of £9.30 per hour, with immediate effect. She further clarified that this applies to: ‘All hours worked including sleepovers […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for SDSS members and stakeholders.

  This page will be updated frequently as the situation develops. Last updated: 11th June, 14.10.  As members and key stakeholders will be aware Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing particular concern for those working in a social care context at the moment. There is lots of useful information available online, we have collated the most relevant […]

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Updated Information for PA Employers – PA pay rates

At SDSS we know that the world of PA employment is always changing, so here is a round up of a few key recent developments: The Living Wage Increase: In May 2017, the Living Wage went up to £8.45 per hour. Should I pay my PA the Living Wage? The Scottish Government and Local Government […]

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Working out the cost of Social Care: New Template

  For anyone who is keen to learn more about the implementation of the National Living Wage in Social Care, this Component rate for Social Care template is for you! You might be advising or supporting someone to work out what funding they need as an employer of personal assistants for example or you could […]

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