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Personalisation: Impact on the Voluntary Sector

BY Ian Watson
Employment Law & HR
BG Purple

Care providers in the not-for-profit sector are feeling the impact of the introduction of Self-Directed Support (SDS) into Scotland’s care regime. 

The new requirements, combined with the impact of spending cuts, are putting pressure on care organisations to employ increasing numbers of staff on flexible working contracts, and fundamentally change the way they recruit, train and manage their workforces.  

Two years ago, Law At Work (LAW) collaborated with the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) to deliver a programme of networking events for CCPS members to work through the potential impact of the changes on HR policy and practice on Third Sector care organisations. 

Subsequently, CCPS has received Scottish Government funding to establish a dedicated service to providers facing the challenges of personalisation.  The Providers & Personalisation programme has eight strands ranging from information provision through to face to face events.  

LAW is delighted to announce that in association with Providers & Personalisation and with financial support from the Scottish Government, we are holding three networking events in November 2012 in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The events will enable voluntary sector organisation representatives with responsibility for preparing their staff for the implementation of SDS to network with others similarly affected.  

Delegates will also hear from LAW, based on our experience of advising Third Sector clients, about the implications of employment and health & safety law when changing terms and conditions, employment contracts, flexible working and pay. 

There will also be a session on how to develop and motivate the workforce for the move, drawing on the experience of care providers, including LAW clients,  who are already tackling these thorny issues.  

This event is open to all voluntary sector care and support providers. The event is particularly aimed at staff working in HR/organisational change. 

For details of how to book places at these events please visit our Special Events page.

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