Forthcoming Events

How Can We Make a Difference? 2nd National HCSW Learning and Development Conference Wednesday 03 February 2016

Registration for this Event is now closed, for further details please contact the NES Conference Team on 0131 656 3215/3216/4378 or


You will have the opportunity to attend one workshop in the afternoon session that will last an hour.  Please see below for further details:

Workshop 1

Support Workers Are Leaders Too 

Recognise the leadership skills you have and use every day as a support worker in your workplace. Find out more about the different ways every team member leads and contributes to a successful team.  

Links to KSF Core Dimensions

5:   Quality

G6: People Management

Workshop 2

Supporting Colleagues To Learn In The Workplace

Top tips and tools to guide you in supporting colleagues to learn at work.    Whether it is informal or formal learning, this workshop is for you.

Links to KSF Core Dimension

2:   Personal and People Development

G1: Learning and Development

Workshop 3

What Can You Do To Improve Your Health And Wellbeing?

Curious? Come along and find out how making small changes to your lifestyle to become more physically active can benefit your health.   Our top tips are for your own health and well-being and to share with others.   

Links to KSF Core Dimension

3:   Health, Safety and Security

HWB4:  Enablement

Workshop 4

How Do you Like to Learn?

We all learn differently!  Find out more about how you and your colleagues like to learn.  This workshop will help you understand the different learning styles and how to make use of these at work.

Links to KSF Core Dimension

2:   Personal and People Development

Workshop 5

An Introduction To Reflection

This workshop will introduce you to the benefits of reflection and how to record evidence of your learning and start keeping a portfolio.

Links to KSF Core Dimensions

2:   Personal and People Development

4:   Service Improvement

Workshop 6

Supporting People With Information About Their Health

HCSWs help patients with written and verbal information about their healthcare every day.  This workshop will raise your awareness of how you can help people understand this.

Links to KSF Core Dimension

1:  Communication

Workshop 7

How Can I Make Services Better?

All staff play an important part in improving services. Recognise how the small changes you make every day contribute to service improvement.

Links to KSF Core Dimension

4: Service Improvement