Social Security Scotland Recognised by Carers Scotland
Social Security Scotland has been awarded Carer Positive Exemplary Status by Carers Scotland, recognising our organisation as one where carers are valued and supported.
Having been awarded Carer Positive Status soon after the organisation was created in 2018, we have built on our commitment to the wellbeing of employees to embed a culture of support for colleagues who are also carers.
The Carer Positive Exemplary Award was presented to Chief Executive David Wallace at our Dundee head office, Agnes Husband House, by Sue McLintock from Carers Scotland.
David Wallace said:
“It is important we treat each other – as well as our clients – with dignity, fairness and respect. I am very proud to receive this Exemplary Status Award from Carers Scotland to highlight that our organisation values carers and supports them to balance their work and caring responsibilities.
“Initiatives like our Carers Café give our people valuable time to meet and speak openly about the pressures they face as carers while juggling demanding jobs. These supportive meetings provide invaluable mutual support and help people to improve their work/life balance.
“Our employee Carer Passport also helps ensure that we are aware of any caring responsibilities our colleagues have and are able to work with them to ensure they can manage these and still feel they are performing at their best while they are working.”
Sue McLintock said:
“We are delighted to award Social Security Scotland Exemplary Status as a Carer Positive Employer.
“I was pleased to see how much activity and support for carers has been developed in just a few years since Social Security Scotland was established, including the use of feedback and input from carers themselves to help continue the development of the support offered to them.”