Values statements of disability organisations

ESSS Outline

Values statements of disability organisations
This ESSS Outline looks at several issues impacting on values in disability organisations, covering service users, employees, and the organisations themselves. We found that in the face of the escalating challenges posed by funding constraints and the rapidly changing social policy landscape, providers can take steps to influence decisions that affect the future development of the sector, ensuring ongoing improvements in the quality of social care provision for people with learning disabilities.

Self-directed support and workforce development

ESSS Outline

Self-directed support and workforce development
This summary looks at how the social care workforce in Scotland can be further developed to deliver self-directed support. In the literature reviewed, there was limited shared knowledge about successful staff training and development to support personalisation, despite an emphasis in several Scottish Government reports on the importance of sharing good practice. The suggested approaches in this summary are involving service users in SDS training; person-centred practice; and further developing workforce understanding of the processes of personalisation. This document also highlights the barriers experienced by the workforce in making the shift towards personalisation.

Planning a partnership?

Partnerships & CO, a tool to support those planning a partnership or wishing to reflect on and take stock of an existing partnership.

Imagining the Future: leadership for change programme

Workshop summary report

Ardoch House, Loch Lomond
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

Cover with title: The impact of welfare reform on the social services workforce
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

Achieving effective supervision
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

Fully integrated world


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, 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, 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).