Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

A loss for government funding

By Natalie Miller COSLA (The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) are reporting that any more cuts to local funding will have ‘severe consequences’ for jobs across the country. In November, a forecast by the Accounts Commission predicted that Scotland’s councils could be facing a shortfall of more than £550 million in just two years’ time. Speaking in advance of the Scottish Government laying out its spending plans for next year, COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “The Scottish Government needs to realise that if as a result of their political choices the local government settlement is cut again next week … Continue reading A loss for government funding