The Digital Social Care Programmes and Social Work Scotland partner, Calum Campbell, provides a vital link into Social Work Scotland's digital programme.
Their current focus is on:
Social Work and Near Me
Support further implementation of Near Me in Social Work, with a particular focus on practice areas where it has not been tested yet. This includes justice, hospital discharge, and children and young people practice settings.
Explore some of the pressure points currently experienced within social work practice and explore what Near Me could do to support this.
Support the continued rollout and use of Near Me within Health and Social Care Partnerships that are already using it.
Further explore the barriers and challenges to implementing Near Me
Publication of the new Self-Directed Support (SDS) Guidance:
Connections have been made with:
- Colleagues from the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) to learn about their experiences of Near Me.
- The project team from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership who are rolling out wider use of Near Me in the HSCP following the completion of the duty social work pilot.
- Exploring how the use of digital tools in social work, such as Near Me, may support issues in recruitment and retention of social workers, as well as exploring the possibility of using Near Me in other areas of social work such as Children and Families practice.
- Developing a strategic document in relation to digital priorities for social work and make wider connections to digital health and care work