Funding of £1.1 million will help support social services staff across Scotland who care for the most vulnerable people in society, the Children’s Minister has announced.
The SNP Government funding will benefit more than 1,000 employees across 80 different charities that provide housing support and care at home services.
The money will allow staff to complete qualifications needed for registration with the workforce’s national regulator, the Scottish Social Services Council and ensure staff have the skills to provide the best possible services.
Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell said:
“Social care is a vital public service, protecting the most vulnerable people in our society. Having a skilled and valued workforce is crucial to ensuring individuals and families get the support they need.
“I’m pleased we’ve been able to support charities through the Voluntary Sector Development Fund to ensure a competent, confident, and valued social services workforce in Scotland.
“Social services staff across the country will feel a real benefit of this investment as training will increase the quality of social care and provide better care for family members and loved-ones.”