WithScotland Self-Evaluation 2012-2014

WithScotland | 27 March 2015

This report describes the findings of our self-evaluation and covers the period 2012-2014. We are very grateful to everyone who completed our recent survey and took part in focus groups, your comments and feedback will continue to inform and shape our direction of travel in the future. 

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£1 million for social services workforce

Scottish Government | 26 March 2015

Funding to support care worker training. More than £1 million will help support social service staff to care for the most vulnerable people in society. Around 800 employees in 74 care charities across Scotland will benefit from the Scottish Government funding which ensures the workforce has the skills and qualifications they need to provide the best possible service.

The qualifications are needed for registration with the workforce’s national regulator, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and will ensure a competent, confident, and valued social services workforce in Scotland.

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Report says poverty mostly hits the young in Scotland

BBC News | 26 March 2015

Young adults in Scotland are the population group most likely to experience poverty, a report has said. Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) found that one in four of those under the age of 30 is at risk of financial hardship. Its report said the poverty faced by young adults contrasts with an improving picture for other age groups. For those over the age of 65, poverty rates were found to have fallen by almost half.

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