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The Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland : a one-year on progress report

Social Services in Scotland: a shared vision and strategy for 2015-2020 was launched on World Social Work Day in March 2015 by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum.  A Progress Report summarising the range of work which is under way to implement the strategy has now been published.  Whilst this is a five year strategy it is clear that even at this early stage real progress is being made collectively by all parts of the sector.

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Children and Young People, who chairs the Strategic Forum, said: “This report shows good progress on an ambitious strategy to deliver excellent social services, in a year where there have been many new developments across the sector. I welcome the update as it makes clear that there is a strong commitment and drive from all the partners to take this forward as part of the wide range of improvement and developments across public services in Scotland.”

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Young People’s Homeless Foyer Service

There will be new Foyer type services for homeless young people aged between 16 and 25 years that will be in operation from 17 August 2015. The changes are part of a Foyer Approach that will be piloted in Edinburgh over the next 18 months. The City of Edinburgh Council and the support providers have worked together over the past year to introduce some changes to provide a more holistic service to service users that focuses on achieving sustainable outcomes for them.

That means that from 17  August the City of Edinburgh Council and support providers will make some changes to the way young people get some visiting housing support and some accommodation.

The organisations involved are Barnado’s, Dean and Cauvin Trust, Edinburgh City Youth Café, Four Square, LinkLiving, Places for People, the Rock Trust and Ypeople.  A list of the services and contact details is included on this Young People Foyer – Info Sheet.

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Get Online

‘Get Online’ Sessions

The Council is providing free ‘Get Online’ sessions to members of the public who have never used the internet before, or want to become more confident in using a laptop, tablet or phone to access the internet. Council staff can refer people who could benefit by contacting Kenny Sharkey on 0131 469 3615 or 07809320432.

Sessions started in Craigmillar library where there are two groups per week with regular attendance and a new group has started in Newington library.

A key part of the approach is outreach, so we also have a group in Moira Park Sheltered Housing in Portobello and are on the verge of starting one for Council tenants in Greendykes House.

The sessions are informal and provide 1-1 support from a volunteer. People can attend one session or several, as suits them.

Key for uptake of this service is referral by Council staff that are already in touch with people who could benefit from this.

For more information, see the following web and Orb pages or contact Kenny Sharkey on 0131 469 3615 or 07809320432

Time for Change

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) has published the full evaluation report on the intensive support service for young women aged 14-17 at high risk of secure care or custody. You can see view the briefing and the full report on the SCCJR website or view the full report here: Time for Change Report

Barnardo’s ‘You First’ programme for young parents

You First was developed by Barnardo’s and funded by the Scottish Government, to target vulnerable parents aged 21 and under, with a child under the age of
one, who live in the 15% most deprived areas in Scotland. The paper below evaluates the benefits of the programme and how these benefits could be maximised through effective delivery.

Barnardo’s You First Evaluation

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World Social Work DayMarch 17th, 2020
Edinburgh Arts Centre

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