Workforce of the Future - partnership project with SSSC
Over the next 10 years, we will face the challenge of ensuring that Scotland has a skilled, confident and valued workforce providing social services. We know that the skills and qualifications workers require and the way they will work will be radically different. We know there are good things happening across Scotland. We all want to improve the outcomes and experiences of people who access social services and know that people who access services, carers and frontline workers can help.
To harness that knowledge and to make aspirations for excellent, people-centred services real, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and IRISS are organising a series of events to bring together interested and interesting people to generate solutions, which will make a real difference and ensure we are ready for the challenges ahead.
A kick-off event will be held in Edinburgh on Monday 11 June, and this will coincide with the launch of an online forum. We want people to help us develop early ideas and solutions. There will also be workshops and newsletters issued in June, July and August.
In September, a two-day innovation event will be held to develop the ideas and solutions with as wide a range of people as possible, which is guaranteed to be a positive learning experience for everyone. And then in December, these solutions and ideas will be presented to organisations and people who can adopt them. That might be prototyping an idea and testing it in practice or it might be simply implementing something straightforward.
More information will be available once some of the challenges are developed in June.