The right people with the right skills

If you work in care at home and housing support, and you have not registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), then you need to log on to to find how you can register.

Anna Fowlie, SSSC Chief Executive, said: “People working in care at home and housing support services work with thousands of people with very different and complex needs, generally in their own homes. Too often we hear about times when things have gone wrong, so it’s important to highlight that most people working in these services do an excellent job and should be valued and recognised for the challenging and life-changing work they do.

“Registration with the SSSC is a step towards making sure we have the right people with the right skills and values for the job.

“People on our Register must meet a number of criteria including having a qualification, working to the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and a commitment to continuing to learn and improve their skills and practice throughout their career. All of these things work together to improve standards of practice and the quality of care, increasing public confidence in this essential workforce.”

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