Social Work Publications and Submissions

We Care Do You? Care workers survey

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be ... Read More
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Do you work in social work or social care? If so, Join UNISON

This leaflet has been produced by UNISON Scotland organise a Social Work Issues Group (SWIG) - it's hoped it can ... Read More
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Briefing 076 Bargaining – Pay – May 2016

KEY POINTS: Pay in Scotland has fallen 12% in real terms since 2011 If it has risen in line with ... Read More
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Social Care in Scotland

Social care in Scotland is in crisis! The provision of social care has changed rapidly over the last 20 years, ... Read More
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Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016

Briefing No 75 - Procurement: New statutory guidance - April 2016 Key Points: The Scottish Government has published a 'suite' ... Read More
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Briefing 072 Bargaining: Buurtzorg Care Model – Jan 2016

 Briefing 072 Bargaining: Buurtzorg Care Model - Jan 2016 Applying the Buurtzorg care model in Scotland Introduction Buurtzorg is a ... Read More
Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

KEY POINTS: The Ethical Care Charter was developed to provide a better quality and dignified care service This should be ... Read More
Briefing 69: Extending the Scottish Living Wage through procurement - updated - Nov 2015

Briefing 69: Extending the Scottish Living Wage through procurement – updated – Nov 2015

b069_BargainingBrief_LivingWage+Procurement_Nov2015 KEY POINTS: The Scottish Living Wage should be extended to all delivering public services. Social care is a key ... Read More
Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 2015

UNISON Scotland responded to the consultation on “Redesigning the Community Justice System” in April 2013 in which we supported Option ... Read More
Carers (Scotland) Bill

Carers (Scotland) Bill

UNISON members are well aware of the difficulties faced by carers who struggle to look after older, disabled or ill ... Read More
e-briefing Social work and contempt of court update

e-briefing Social work and contempt of court update

On 16 December 2013 two social workers employed by City of Edinburgh Council were found guilty of contempt of court ... Read More
Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services

Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services

UNISON Scotland’s Submission to the Scottish Government on its Consultation on Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for ... Read More
Supervision and Workload Management

Supervision and Workload Management

This updated paper by social work practitioners in UNISON Scotland's Social Work Issues Group is designed as a tool for ... Read More
Voices from the sharp end

Voices from the sharp end

We undertook a survey of health and local authority social work staff to find out their views on current proposals ... Read More
e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

The principles of health and care integration are set out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. However, the ... Read More

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