2019 WINNERS

 

SUPPORTING THE WORKFORCE

CATEGORY 1: LIVING THE CODES

 

Have you succeeded in bringing the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) codes of practice to life in social services? Have you gone above and beyond compliance to make a positive impact by using the codes?

Alan Ross and James Donnelly, Tenancy Support Service, Loretto Housing from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

CATEGORY 2: BRIGHT SPARK

Are you, or is someone you know, a young person working in social services in a care and support setting but have already made a real difference to someone’s life?  Do you/they have a positive attitude?  Are they proud of the work they do? Do you/they take the time to understand what the people you support want and need, helping them to achieve their potential?

Charlie Halliday, Action for Children’s New Horizons Housing Support Service from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

CATEGORY 3: AN ENLIGHTENED APPROACH

How do you recognise the importance of learning and development within the workforce? At times when budgets may be stretched, are you thinking creatively and working collaboratively to make the most of training opportunities? Are you learning from the people we support, care for and work with?

Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, Shared Lives Scheme
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Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, Shared Lives Scheme from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND USE OF EVIDENCE

 

CATEGORY 4: SILO BUSTER

This is about joined up thinking, working and delivering. Do you take the time to understand your colleagues, agree what each of you can contribute – and follow that through to make a difference to people’s lives? At times of integration and change these skills, which break through organisational barriers and cultures, are vital. It is not about sharing a space, but a common approach to support and care for people.

Humanitarian Protection TeamDundee City Council, NHS Tayside, Police Scotland, Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Department of Work and Pensions, Third Sector interface

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Dundee City Council and Partners from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

CATEGORY 5: A DIFFERENT APPROACH

Are you, or is someone you know, doing things differently to make a positive change for the people they support?  This is about taking a different approach, trying something new and being innovative in your thinking to deliver the best outcome for service users.

Ensemble, Loretto Care

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Ensemble, Loretto Care from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

Time For Change, Shelter Scotland

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Time For Change, Shelter Scotland  from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

CATEGORY 6: MAKING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE REAL

Have you embedded the use of research or evidence into social services practice? Perhaps you have implemented an idea from a peer review journal, or interpreted the evaluation of a service, or used local feedback to change and improve how you do things. The emphasis is on looking at current practice and using research to challenge current thinking and find new ways of doing things.

David Walker Gardens, South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership

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David Walker Gardens, South Lanarkshire Council and Health & Social Care Partnership from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

PROMOTING SOCIAL SERVICES

CATEGORY 7: LEADING FOR IMPACT

Has this person demonstrated leadership in a team, organisation or more widely?  Have they inspired colleagues to do the right thing for the people they support? Have they brought about changes which have made a positive impact on the people they support? Have they led others to ensure they also make an impact on the service they help deliver?

Erin Stevenson, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland

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Erin Stevenson, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland  from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

CATEGORY 8: THE UNTOLD STORY

We are looking for an unsung hero; an inspiring individual who thinks that they are ‘just doing their job’ but whose approach makes it so much more than that? Do you or someone you know fit this description? We want to celebrate people who have helped make a positive difference for others either through their day-to- day work, or promoting the social services profession more widely.

Viv Clelland, Vibrant Communities, East Ayrshire Council

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Viv Clelland, Vibrant Communities, East Ayrshire Council from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

CATEGORY 9: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

Have you led a successful project or campaign to improve or change something which affects you, your organisation or the wider social services sector? This could include a local recruitment campaign, a campaign to change behaviours, improve staff wellbeing or raise awareness of an issue which affects the people you support.  It could be about promoting an issue, challenging a stigma or promoting or championing the interests of the people you support. Ultimately it is about making a change happen.

Recruitment Partnership Team, Crossreach

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Recruitment Partnership Team, Crossreach from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.

POLICY FOCUS * SPECIAL AWARD

 

CATEGORY 10: EXCELLENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Each year we choose a special Policy Focus award.  This year our award recognises the importance of mental health services across our society and the importance of good mental health for all.  People should be able to get the right help at the right time, expect recovery, and fully enjoy their rights, free from discrimination and stigma – our mental health services are therefore fundamental to this vision.

This is our opportunity to recognise the value of mental health services in supporting people of all ages and from all backgrounds to address their mental health.

North Ayrshire Involved! Group

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North Ayrshire Involved! Group from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo

BEST FILM

Paul Watson and Jonathan Rumsey for Bright Spark: Tanya Smith, Balhousie Care

 

Paul Watson and Jonathan Rumsey for Bright Spark: Tanya Smith, Balhousie Caret from Scottish Social Services Awards on Vimeo.