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Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2010

Webwatch - Workforce Solutions

There is currently a big push in social services and in care and support services, on workforce development and lifelong learning, and on better ways for employers and employees to record and progress learning. In response to this, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has produced the Workforce Solutions website,…
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2010

Webwatch - Social bookmarking

Searching Google, or any other search engine for that matter, is a bit like pushing an ‘erupt’ button on a volcano: you enter a search term, and await the information giant to spew out its results, some of which will be very useful and others not so much. However, when…
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010

Webwatch - Mental Health Care

The challenges associated with caring for someone who suffers with psychosis – a set of symptoms that include delusions, hallucinations and confused or disturbed thoughts – can be overwhelming. Psychosis is a symptom of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, and can also be a symptom of dementia, some forms…
Social services, when based on the best available evidence of what works, are more likely to lead to successful outcomes for the people using them. This is what the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) aims to champion with the development of its Evidence-informed Practice Portal and…
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