News and events

On 17 November we held the first of two events in partnership with the Centre for Public Impact (CPI) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland on how to commission care differently. There was a particular focus on the potential of applying Human…

We invite you to a webinar on 2 December (1-2pm) which will present the findings of the Rural Lives Report published in March, 2021. This report investigates why and how people in rural areas experience (and negotiate) poverty and social…

What would it take to realise the ambitions of a National Care Service for Scotland? The NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get things right in social work and social care support.

Our consultation response (below) explains how to…

Are you interested in exploring how we can commission care and support in a way that enables people to thrive?

On 17 November (1-4.30pm), the Centre for Public Impact (CPI), Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Iriss will host an event…

On 25 November (1.30-3pm) we're hosting an online event to explore and build on the evidence base around innovation in independent, inclusive living. 

The Independent Review of Adult Social Care sets out a model for social care and…

Aims and audience

The workshop aimed to provide a space to share experiences and explore issues about care home research. Co-hosted with ENRICH Scotland, it was attended by colleagues from universities, NHS, Scottish Government and Care…

The Scottish Government has announced a new investment of over £300 million in hospital and community care to help tackle what is anticipated to be the toughest winter the NHS and social care system has ever faced.

The new fund will…

 

Challenge Poverty Week will run from 4-10 October and provides an opportunity for people and organisations to raise their voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle it across Scotland.

The main aims of the…

The Social Work Professional Support Service offers free and confidential peer coaching to social workers across Scotland.

It gives social workers a space to talk and think through any personal or professional issues they may be facing…

What can rural social workers take from the experiences of the pandemic and how can they stay connected?

Digital technologies and our experiences during COVID-19 have highlighted new ways for rural social workers to connect to and support…