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Jamie moves on

Category : Anchor News

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Everyone at Anchor House wants to wish Jamie all the best as he moves on. After living with us for just a little over 2 years he is off to pastures new. Jamie plans to take up a residential job within a hotel in the Perthshire area.

Good Luck Jamie – stay in touch.


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Anchor House Student Update

Category : Anchor News

At the moment we have two second year social work students on placement. One is based at Rannoch Road and one at Crieff Rd.

They have been working intensively giving more focused support on individuals within our residential accommodation. They have both been a big hit with our service users.

They are on target for meeting their key performance roles with us and have had a wide range of learning experiences thanks to our service users who always embrace the opportunity of being part of their learning curve.

My next objective for them is to write a blog for this website, so check back soon to see what they have to say.

 

Wendy

 


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Supporting People Review

At the moment our outreach service is undergoing a review. Our services users are being asked to complete surveys and sent it back to the supporting people team at Pullar house Perth. In addition other professionals that use our services have attended a workshop to give their feedback and views. We have looked at issues such as:

  • what outcomes do you think is being achieved?
  • what works well in people’s experiences?
  • who needs the support and what if anything is changing?
  • how can we work more effectively in partnership with others?
  • how do we know id we are effective?

The response from our service users has been fantastic and comments have been made such as ” I would almost certainly have drunk myself to death if Anchor house was not there to support me” and “I know I can come and get support whenever I need it, I would have lost my house and my self respect”.  These comments have touched our hearts but more importantly they have informed us that we are providing effective support in sustaining tenancies.

If you would like to give feedback then please get in touch I would love to hear from you.

 

Wendy


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YPI AWARDS

Category : Anchor News

YPI has positively engaged secondary school students across Scotland and awarded thousands of pounds to small, local, social service charities. In January 2010 the programme was described in The Times as “something everyteacher should eagerly find out about and think of introducing to their school.” Since then YPI has continued to develop and gain momentum across Scotland, and has been referenced positively in a number of HMIE School Reports.

At Crieff High School on 10th February  2016 The team representing Anchor House the ‘ Elephants’  delivered their presentation in front of a large audience and a panel of high-profile judges. The presentation was so wonderfully delivered and very moving I was near to tears watching it!

After a tense time for the Judges, students and the charities being represented the decision was in………team elephants won and we were presented with a cheque for £3000.

If you would like to know more about YPI you can visit their website by clicking on the link below.

http://goypi.org/

 

 

 


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Welcome to our website

Category : Anchor News

We have been very lucky to have our new website built by one of our service users, we are now trying to learn how to manage it! We are care workers and not IT experts after all. On that note I would like to say a massive Thanks to Colin Lamont for donating his time to us to come up with this fab new design and for putting up with my IT inadequacies.

We hope that this site becomes a good source of information for all our visitors and if not – please leave us feedback using the contact us link.


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The Care Inspectorate

Category : Care Inspectorate

Background

The Care Inspectorate was formed under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, and it is within this Act that their functions and powers and duties are defined.

The Care Inspectorate, which has taken over the functions of the Care Commission, the Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA) and child protection unit of Her Majesty Inspectorate for Education (HMIe), is the independent regulator of social care and social work services across Scotland.

Function

The Care Inspectorate regulates a range of care services, undertakes strategic inspections of Local Authorities social work departments and is also responsible for the scrutiny of children service as set out in the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

The Care Inspectorate’s regulatory and scrutiny functions ensure that:

  • Vulnerable people are safe
  • The quality of these services improves
  • People know the standards they have a right to expect
  • They can report publicly on the quality of these services across Scotland
  • They can support and encourage the development of better ways of delivering these services

You can visit the Care inspectorate website by clicking on the following link:

http://www.careinspectorate.com/

 

You can read our latest report by clicking on our links page.