New Care Village for Anstruther - read more here https://www.fife.gov.uk/news/2020/new-care-village-in-anstruther-to-regenerate-mayview-site
Families with children in receipt of the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Child will receive an extra £200 to help with their heating costs. See the link below for more info:
Families with children in receipt of the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Child will receive an extra £200 to help with their heating costs.
See the link below for more info: https://www.gov.scot/news/new-benefit-help-with-heating-costs/
Visit our Employers Advert page www.sdsoptionsfife.org.uk/employers-adverts.html - closing dates extended to 30 August 2020 - T: 01592 803280 E: email@example.com
You can register with our online PA vacancy list
T: 01592 803280 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee have launched a call for views on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on social care services at home. MSPs on the Committee want to hear about people’s experiences of social care at home during the pandemic, whether people felt safe and supported and what lessons should be learned should there be a second wave or future outbreaks.
Specifically, Scottish Parliament want to hear from:
• individuals (adults 18+) receiving care at home -***** The SP team need more people to respond who receive care at home******
• family members and unpaid carers
• staff, managers or owners of a care at home services, or personal assistants providing care
SP have created this short survey https://yourviews.parliament.scot/health/covid19-social-care/ to understand the impact of Covid-19 on care at home services, and what issues the pandemic has highlighted, improved or made worse. Through the survey, there will also be opportunities to engage further with this inquiry. The survey is 100% anonymous; no-one (not even MSPs on the Committee) will know who has responded.
The survey closes on Monday 7 September.
The call for views is also available in an easy read version. https://yourviews.parliament.scot/health/covid19-social-care/user_uploads/social-care-easy-read-call-for-views-final.pdf
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Easy Read versions of the recent Scottish Government/COSLA guidance, and the Scottish Government/Social Work Scotland FAQs which accompany the guidance
There are now Easy Read versions of the recent Scottish Government/COSLA guidance, and the Scottish Government/Social Work Scotland FAQs which accompany the guidance, available their website:
Scottish Government have launched a national Wellbeing Hub for the Health & Social Care Workforce. The hub includes information, help and resources to support for anyone working in social care including Personal Assistants and PA Employers.
SDS Community ~ Supporting each other ~ You build a community with bricks and mortar but most of all with people. To find out more about our SDS Community on Facebook - Phone us on 01592 803280 / E: email@example.com with 'SDS Community' in the subject header.
Elevenses happen weekly on Mondays - look forward to meeting you!
We played this video at last years Carers Week event. While it does reference unpaid carers it does ring true for many paid PAs / carers....who do we turn to? who asks us how we are? who is our support? Here in Fife, SDS Options Fife SDS Community support #carersweek2020 #makingcarersvisible https://youtu.be/gHQ6hQ3SQUMr
PPE for paid Personal Assistants - The Scottish Government has committed to providing information and advice and appropriate supplies of PPE. Here in Fife we already have plans for making PPE available to unpaid carers/family (Fife Carers Centre) and paid Personal Assistants (Sds Options Fife), as well as encouraging unpaid carers to access other support with their caring role. PE is available to paid PA's who meet the qualifying criteria. Please have a look at the poster below "How can SDS PA's access PPE?" If you qualify and you need PPE please contact Sds Options Fife as detailed. This is for an SDS paid PA: T: 01592 803280/ E: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are an unpaid carer, please contact the Carers Centre T: 01592 205472 / E: email@example.com
Message shared on behalf of the PA Network and SPAEN
Personal Assistants Required throughout Scotland
As the Coronavirus continues to spread this will inevitably result in many PA employers and PAs having to self- isolate as a result of either themselves or someone close to them being affected by the virus. We at the Personal Assistants Network Scotland are working in partnership with the Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN) to try to mitigate some of the problems that this will undoubtedly cause for both parties.
We would like to ask all Personal Assistants who would be willing to work to help other employers, who may be suffering as a result of their PA being in self-isolation, to get in touch with either ourselves or SPAEN. It may be that your own employer is self-isolating and for a period of time your work hours have been reduced or that you are willing to work more hours to help those in need. Either way, if you get in touch with us giving us your contact details and details of the area that you are willing to work within, we will add you to our emergency PA list.
Anyone out there who would consider working to support vulnerable people during this crisis is also welcome to contact us and your details can be added to our contact list.
We can guarantee strict confidentiality at all times and we will not give your details to any prospective employer without your direct consent. If there is an employer within the area you are willing to work in who needs support, we will contact you. We’ll give you details of the job requirements, hours of work available, hourly rate of pay etc. and you can let us know if you are interested in speaking to the employer. Only then would we give an employer your contact details.
We are not acting as an introductory service or recommending anyone as being a suitable employee, the employer would still need to follow all the normal recruitment practices before employing you. We are simply trying to help people to shorten the timescale that this would normally take.
If you would like to register as being available for PA work please contact –
PA Network Scotland on 01563 522551 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can contact SPAEN on 01698 250280 or email: email@example.com