Workforce

Imagining the Future: leadership for change programme

Workshop summary report

Participants from the Imagining the Future Systems Leadership Community of Practice came together to take part in a follow-up day. They were joined by 35 systems leaders undertaking the NHS Leadership Academy's Intersect Programme.

The impact of welfare reform on the social services workforce

Insight 32

This evidence summary explores the impact of welfare reform – in a climate of austerity and cuts – on key client groups and its consequent effect on the social services workforce in Scotland. It draws on evidence from the UK where relevant or transferable, but focuses on the Scottish context, impact and response.

Achieving effective supervision

Insight 30

This Insight written by Martin Kettle, Glasgow Caledonian University summarises key research evidence and draws out implications for practice.

Imagining the Future: Workforce

The future social services workforce in Scotland 2025

Background

Aims and ambitions

Over the next 10-15 years there are likely to be significant changes both in the numbers requiring access to support and the strategies for responding to this.

Cost effective learning in the workplace

Iriss.fm, episode 13

A novel use of the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). Releasing front line staff for training can be expensive and can cause operational difficulties. In addition, the effectiveness of classroom style training is open to question.

Care Accolades 2012

Iriss.fm, episode 8

On 22 June 2012, IRISS.FM attended the ninth Care Accolades ceremony, to interview some of those involved in the inspiring projects nominated in the ten categories of award. Nearly 220 people gathered for the ceremony in Perth, attended by Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, and hosted by Garry Coutts, Chair of the Care Accolades and Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Iriss Forum 2011: Angela Constance

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011

Minister for Children and Young People, Angela Constance MSP introduced 2011 Iriss Forum held in Glasgow on 6th December 2011. She has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Livingston Constituency since May 2007, prior to which she worked as a social worker and mental health officer and was a local councillor in Livingston.