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MPs have refused to sign-off the appointment of a Conservative peer chosen by the Government to become the new Charity Commission boss. Tina Stowell does not have the experience, neutrality or capability to take on the top job at the watchdog, according to the Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee.…
Balancing a healthy lifestyle and work can be hard for professionals. After a long day at work, it’s understandable that a trip to the gym may be the last thought on your mind. In fact, half of care professionals admit that they struggle to fit in exercise around their work.…
MSPs have passed a law to ensure women make up at least half the board members for all public authorities. The Scottish Parliament voted by 88 to 28 in favour of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, with opposition from the Conservatives. The legislation sets the benchmark of…
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has named Anna Fowlie as its new chief executive replacing Martin Sime, who left the organisation after more than 25 years, last year. Anna will take over the post in April, having served in a similar role at the Scottish Social Services Council…
Bookings are open for Skills for Care’s new Inspire leadership development programme giving adult social care managers the right tools, confidence and guidance to help them move up to their next senior management role. The leadership programme consists of a series of four one-day practical and interactive workshops, with managers…
Sir David Behan has announced his intention to step down as Chief Executive of CQC. He will continue in the role until the summer to allow the appointment process for a successor to take place. Sir David said: "After six years at CQC and over 40 years continuous employment in…
Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services, has announced Professor Alan Baird has been appointed as their new Honorary President. Alan will take over the role from Stewart Sutherland, Baron Sutherland of Houndwood, who has decided to stand down from his commitment. Speaking about the appointment, Dr…
A new five-year plan to make a positive difference to social care and childcare in Wales is announced by Social Care Wales’s board. The Social Care Wales board’s five-year strategic plan is being launched yesterday at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff with the support of the Minister for Social…
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