Best of Scotland celebrated at Society Awards

Social Work Scotland had the pleasure in sponsoring and presenting the Health and Social Care Integration Award at the Herald Society awards earlier in the month.

West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership won the award for their new work in improving palliative care for older people in care homes and reducing the numbers admitted to hospital in their last days. 

Vice President Elaine Torrance presented the award to the winners.

A comprehensive list of all the winners from the 2015 awards can be viewed here




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The strategy was launched yesterday on World Social Work Day by Acting Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona MacLeod. The shared vision and strategy has been developed by a wide range of people and organisations involved in and committed to high quality, strong and effective social services in Scotland. It incorporates views and ideas from the organisations, senior managers and front line practitioners who will be the key contributors to making the vision a reality

View the vision and strategy... 

Newly qualified social workers

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