The People as Partners project is pleased to publish a new resource document which offers a brief exploration of some of the practical human resources and staffing issues which might face providers as self-directed support commences across Scotland in April 2014. 

Human Resources and Workforce Issues - February 2014

It has been developed as part of the Scottish Government funded Making the Journey process of the People as Partners project. Making the Journey has accompanied a range of care at home/housing support and care home providers on the journey towards the implementation of self-directed support.

A workshop session which identified some of the issues in this paper was held with interested individuals from a range of services.

The issues raised are those considered most pertinent to the providers in the project. Additional papers will relate to finance systems, adult protection and risk enablement, marketing and communication, amongst other themes.

The resource can be located here.