PA Employer Handbook launched

  Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is proud to launch an update of the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, first published by the Scottish Government in 2014. https://paemployer.handbook.scot/ With thousands of PA employers across the country, and with tens of thousands of people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS), it’s important that both current and potential employers […]

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Quality Management Systems Event for Prescribing in Angus

The Primary Care Quality Improvement Network would like to invite you to participate in the development of a Quality Management System for Prescribing in Angus. We will provide an Introduction to Quality Management Systems as per the 4 strands (click here for more info) and invite you to discuss how we can bring these different approaches […]

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Free Online Training Modules for PAs

Personal Assistants Network Scotland have revamped their online PA Learning offer for 2021/22.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday 4th May The courses on offer are as follows – Challenging Behaviour Communicating Effectively Dementia Care Food Hygiene Health & Safety Infection Control person-centered Care Principles of Care and Confidentiality Safe Administration of Medicine Safeguarding of […]

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Personal Carer Assistant Card

Personal Carer Assistant Card Employers of Personal Assistants are reminded that they can apply for a Shopping E-card on behalf of their employees, so that they are able to shop within restricted times implemented by some shops and supermarkets.   The government have confirmed that Personal Care Assistants are key workers in the Health & Social […]

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Personal Assistant Flu Vaccination Programme

This year, with COVID-19 around, it is more important than ever that we do all we can to reduce the impact of seasonal flu on those who are most at risk.   All health and frontline Social Care Workers providing direct personal care are eligible to receive a free NHS flu vaccination this year.  The flu vaccinations will take place at […]

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Social Carer Services Covid-19 Survey

Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee launched a call for views on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on social care services at home. MSPs on the Committee want to hear about people’s experiences of social care at home during the pandemic, whether people felt safe and supported and what lessons should be learned should there be a […]

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SiRD projects secure £2.9m in extended funding for social care

31 projects secure an additional year’s funding. Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional £2.9 million of Scottish Government backing. Scottish Government’s ‘Support in the Right Direction’ programme was initially funded until March 2021, with funding partner Inspiring Scotland. The programme […]

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Service Update – Covid-19 23/03/20

Due to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 in Scotland, we have taken the decision to close the office at Dundee Carers Centre and C Gate.  All operations are therefore to be carried out remotely by staff.  This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed in line with government advice. We can assure […]

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ILF Transition Fund applications now open

ILF Scotland are now taking applications for their new age eligibility of 16-25 (if you are 25, applications must be made before your 26th birthday). For more info and to apply visit https://ilf.scot/transition-fund/

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New Self-directed Support Cafe for Angus

Monday 7th November, 10am-12.30pm A new drop-in cafe is launching at the Friock Hub, Eastgate, Friockheim, DD11 4TG. If you have any questions about Self-directed support (SDS), pop along for a chat between 10am and 12.30pm. The cafe runs on the first Monday of the month, starting on Monday 7th November. For more information call […]

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