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Pilotlight, an Iriss project, works with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support (SDS). Using a design approach, it aims to demonstrate how to design support for seldom heard groups, provide more personalised and appropriate services, and increase the marketplace…
The Health Literacy Place website supports health and social care staff across Scotland to collaborate with patients, service-users and carers, to enable them to navigate services, and access and understand information about their health and wellbeing. It provides staff with tools, techniques, learning resources and evidence to help them work…
The performance of care homes in England can now be compared on a NHS website. Families can leave reviews in the style of the travel website TripAdvisor and also see star ratings. Homes are listed with details including the size of the home, its food hygiene rating, annual staff turnover…
An innovative online learning tool on substance use has been launched by health and social care experts at Manchester Metropolitan University. Funded by Health Education North West, the open educational resources (OERs) target health and social care professionals and those who manage and teach them. Professor of Adult Social Care,…
ScOPTbox is a curated collection of resources for social workers and others involved in supporting learning in the workplace in Scotland. It has been developed by the Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT), and was launched at the ScOPT conference in Glasgow on 12 November. The collection of materials has…
Equally Safe is a new blog from the Scottish Government which aims to provide information and updates on some of the work happening across Scotland to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls. Equally Safe is the framework which guides this work. Equally Safe states that Violence Against Women…
Alzheimer’s Research UK has created a website called ‘Dementia Explained’ to help young people better understand dementia as a new poll reveals that nearly three in ten parents in the UK say their children aged 18 and under have felt the impact of the condition. The website, www.dementiaexplained.org, provides child-friendly…
WithScotland, the Scottish resource which improves outcomes for children in need of protection and adults at risk of harm, has launched an interactive public protection training tool. The Collaborative Outcomes Learning Tool, (COLT), is designed to help sectors such as the police, local authorities, NHS and the Scottish Fire and…