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SDS National Voice 2021: The quality approach

You can now secure your place for our 2021 SDS National Voice conference, with special ‘early bird’ tickets available. We’re delighted to confirm that our annual National Voice conference will be taking place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. This year, following COVID-19 advice and guidance, the event will take place online, however you’ll still have […]

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Scotland, it’s time to roll up our sleeves

According to research from University College London, those most at risk of mistrust and misinformation about vaccines are the same groups at increased risk for illness and death from COVID-19; ethnic minorities and those from socioeconomically deprived backgrounds. Therefore, it is our responsibility to help reassure the people we support, that the COVID-19 vaccine is […]

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UK Government Survey on Strategy for Disabled People

The Scottish Government has launched a public survey to gather views of disabled people, carers, charities and stakeholders on the content of a National Strategy for Disabled People, which is due to be launched in spring of this year. The UK Disability Survey continues the engagement that was carried out across government throughout 2020, and […]

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Clear your head

With a national lockdown in place throughout January and winter generally being a tougher time for people, It’s OK to not feel yourself right now. The Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head Campaign encourages you to be kind to yourself by making the most of daylight and connecting with nature to get through to brighter days […]

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Parent Club

Finding the right information and support as a parent can be difficult. That’s why the Scottish Government created Parent Club, an online hub full of up-to-date guidance on your child’s health and education. Parent Club features hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help parents […]

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Carers’ Wellbeing Campaign

The Scottish Government has launched a new Carers’ Wellbeing campaign to encourage carers across Scotland to seek the emotional and practical support that will help them look after themselves. Recent polling undertaken by YouGov indicates that an additional 392,000 people in Scotland have taken up caring roles during the pandemic. This takes the total potential […]

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Webinar Sessions for all Health and Social Care staff

To compliment the resources available on Scotland’s new National Wellbeing Hub www.promis.scot, three free webinars have been arranged for all health and social care professionals. The online events aim to support and empower all staff working in health and social services to enhance personal resilience during these challenging times. Staff Wellbeing : Webinar Sessions for […]

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Derek Feeley responds to social care review questions

Last week, some of our members submitted questions to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent review of adult social care, as part of the ALLIANCE’s annual conference. They asked how the independent review for Scotland’s social care service links with existing adult social care reform measures and in what way are these underpinned by a […]

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New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.

    Scottish Government have now published COVID-19 guidance on Option 1 and Option 2 for Local Authorities and Health and Social Care Partnerships. This document will soon be accompanied by a series of FAQs aimed directly at those using Option 1 or 2. They will be available on the Social Work Scotland website here […]

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‘Connecting Scotland’- new programme to support those who are digitally excluded.

On 7th May 2020, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell announced a new £5 million programme will offer an internet connection, training and support, and a laptop or tablet to vulnerable people who are not already online during the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Full information about the ‘Connecting Scotland’ programme can be found here. This programme delivered […]

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