Social services

Imagining the future

What's next for Scotland's social services? An animated exploration.

This animation explores the technical, medical and cultural forces that will shape the future of care. Alex Chisholm is a man in his in his 70s with multiple conditions, poor diet and high alcohol consumption. We use episodes in his life to explore what care might look like in ten or fifteen years. We suggest that by 2025 there may be greater opportunities to offer older people richer, less isolated lives in which they are able to exercise more choice and control.

Imagining the Future: Citizenship and Innovation

How innovation in social services can advance citizenship for all in Scotland

Change occurs when old patterns break down and new patterns begin to replace them. Change is not always good. In human affairs it is just as likely that people will react with fear, hatred or injustice to change. So the challenge is not just to change - but to change well - to innovate. If innovation means good change then this forces us to ask a further question - what is good?

Imagining the Future

Background and rationale

Note: A subsequent development of Imagining the Future saw the creation in November 2014 of a scenario planning tool in which we explore four different worlds that might emerge depending on the interplay of social, political and economic factors.

Supporting excellent communications in social care - Alan Baird

Supporting Excellent Communications in Social Care

Alan Baird, Director of Social Work, Dundee City Council.

Introduction to Supporting Excellent Communications in Social Care, an event organised by the Association of Social Work Communicators to promote the ADSW campaign to improve the public profile of social workers, held in Dundee.

Personalisation - Duncan MacKay

Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar

Duncan MacKay works with North Lanarkshire Council.

Recorded at Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar.

Community capacity building in Perth and Kinross - Alan Urquhart

Personalisation and Community Capacity

Alan Urquhart is Community Capacity Building Manager with Perth and Kinross Council.

This talk was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership, held at the University of Stirling on 4th December 2009.

Community capacity - Mike Naulty

Personalisation and Community Capacity

Mike Naulty is Associate Dean, School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee.

This talk was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership, held at the University of Stirling on 4th December 2009.