Scotland: a new £1m fund for social care workforce

18 March 2022

The £1m Workforce Wellbeing Fund for Adult Social Work and Social Care has been established by the Scottish Government to support projects that look after staff wellbeing.

It will be managed by Inspiring Scotland and provide grants of up to £10,000 until December 2022 (with applications closing 29 July 2022). The money must be spent by March 2023.

Projects could include activities or equipment to aid workforce wellbeing. Applications ‘can be as creative as possible’, and those in charge are being encouraged to ask their staff what they most want or need.

Minister for mental wellbeing and social care Kevin Stewart said: ‘This fund is about giving staff anything which makes them feel better and supports their resilience.’

He added: ‘Workforce wellbeing must remain a priority as we continue to move through this pandemic and recovery.’

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