The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Challenge opens at 7am on Friday 18 July 2014 and will be open for approximately three weeks. This is your opportunity to contribute ideas about how the social work degree can best deliver social workers who are fit for practice in the 21st century and become lifelong learners.
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Tags: age, community, consultation, get involved, older people
Have you have experience of using care services? Either yourself or a family member? Would you be willing to share your opinions to help develop Care Standards for the future?
Social care is an integral part of many people’s lives. The National Care Standards were created in 2002 by the Scottish Government to give those accessing care a definitive list of what they should expect. The twenty three original care standards were developed with the underlying principles of dignity, privacy, choice and safety in mind. However, whilst the principles remain intact, the changes to the way that care services are planned, delivered and scrutinised means it is necessary for the Government to review the standards.
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The ELPF has been asked to nominate 6 of its members from CJ/H&SC and 6 members from C&F to attend the following event: KIP Implementation Planning Conversation – Aims and agenda 26-Feb-13 final
The meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 February from 10am – 1.15pm and will give us an opportunity to feed into planning for the national implementation of Knowledge into Practice strategy for social services.
If you would like to attend (after discussion with your line manager) please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass your name on. Bear in mind we have 12 places in total so not everyone may be able to go.
Tags: alcohol, minimum pricing, tax
The Scottish Government has temporarily shelved plans, as detailed in this article in Scotland on Sunday, for minimum pricing of alcohol. What do you think about this issue?
This article discusses additional taxation for super-strength alcohol products. Could it work?
I like a good debate so feel free to leave a comment on what you think about this issue.
*UPDATE* new article realting to a Canadian study viewable here
This post has been edited from its original form, 22.10.2012