Staff vacancies in care services 2021

Nearly half of all care services in Scotland reported having vacancies at the end of 2021, according to a new report published by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council.

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Annual Returns 2022-23

Each year, we ask services to complete an annual return. This gives us important information that helps us plan, inform and carry out our inspections and improvement work. We share some of the information with other organisations, such as the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government, and we use it to produce several statistical publications that you can view on our website.

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Grow your own jingle bulbs and Christmas table decoration: winter webinar

Would you like to engage with the outdoors during the colder winter months? Learn how to grow indoor flowering bulbs and also create a simple arrangement to decorate the festive table. We are working alongside Trellis, who promote health and wellbeing via horticulture, to host a winter webinar. This will demonstrate straightforward gardening activities that can be undertaken indoors, to help people experiencing care to reap the benefits of gardening. The webinars are open to all and are suitable for people with no gardening knowledge.

Grow your own jingle bulbs and Christmas table decoration

Date: Tuesday 15 November

Time: 10:30 - 11:45

This simple yet inspiring tabletop demonstration session will cover how to:

  • plan, engage and inspire people to join in the activity
  • pot up a selection of indoor prepared bulbs, which flower indoors in winter
  • create an easy to make table decoration from foliage and flowers - extending physical, cognitive, and social activity.

You can register for the webinar here.

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Online session on pressure ulcer prevention and management

The Society of Tissue Viability are holding an online education session on Advanced Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management.

Date: 15 November
Time: 9am-4pm

Join for free here.

#StopThePressure #4Nations

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Safe Staffing Programme Open Badge

We have introduced a new Open Badge award for safe and effective staffing. Picture1

An Open Badge is a digital certificate which recognises learning and achievement. This is awarded to people who read, understand and apply the learning from the materials and resources on The Hub’s Safe Staffing Programme area.

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