Social Media

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, practice and personal development within social services in Scotland. It was originally developed in partnership with Iriss and other sector organisations, and is built on NHS Education for Scotland 's long-established…
Martha-Lane Fox quoted Aaron Swartz in her Dimbleby 2015 lecture: ‘It’s not ok NOT to understand the internet anymore’. It’s true. And why? Because the web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on your continual professional development,…
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2015

Engage: Social care evidence base

Social care may be the poor relation of healthcare with regard to research funding, but it’s something of a myth that it is not evidence-based, says Research in Practice Director Dez Holmes (How good is the social care sector at building an evidence base? Guardian Social Care Network, 7 July…
The NSPCC wants to better understand the issues and the pressures facing people who work in the children’s sector and is setting up a UK-wide panel made up of social workers, school nurses, health visitors and midwives – anyone in fact who works in the children’s sector. It wants to…
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2015

Webwatch - Wiggio

Communities of practice or enterprise social networks as they’re also known are great for sharing learning, developing new connections and collaborating. The Knowledge Hub, Yammer and Socialcast are examples of platforms where people come together to collaborate, network and share information. These online communities can save a lot of time…
A series of free seminars covering topics relevant to social work and social care will be taking place at Stormont over the next few months. ‘Promoting evidence-led policy and law-making within Northern Ireland' is the theme of the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS), which takes place from November 2014 until…
The web is now firmly established in the workplace and it is vital that the workforce knows how to use it. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, conversing, collaborating and learning from one another. A new animation from NES (NHS Education for Scotland) and …
The National Sills Academy (NSA) for Social Care have made a final call for applications for learning networks funding. Registered Managers are commonly the lead professionals in care home and home care services, with wide-ranging and demanding responsibilities. They have a pivotal leadership role and play a central part in…
Moving Up is a programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders from a wide variety of care backgrounds that sets out to harness the full talents that BAME staff bring to the workplace, with a new and inspiring approach to leadership development. Candidates will already have experience managing…
According to Alzheimer Scotland figures, there are approximately 86,000 people who have dementia in Scotland, and around 3,200 of these people are under the age of 65. Access to information on the disease - what is is, how it manifests, how it can be treated, and what supports are available…
High Impact Innovations is a website launched by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, which is designed to showcase case studies, videos and other material to help spread and adopt the ‘high impact innovations’ identified in the publication, Innovation health and wealth, accelerating adoption and diffusion in the NHS,…
A profile of the role learning networks can play in supporting the development of social services staff The Scottish Practice Learning Project (SPLP) is a joint initiative between the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education (the Institute). A key role for…
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