So, what’s it like being a Project Worker at Outside the Box?

As Project Worker for the North Team at Outside the Box, I am part of two smaller project teams. The Support Choices team is made up of 3 Community Workers all based in Dunkeld and in the community. With my support, the team help people understand the ins and outs of the Self Directed Support (SDS) process…

We are recruiting!

Project Worker – North TeamMaternity Cover from early September  Part-time: 20 hours each weekAnnual salary: £10,000 (pro rata on £20,000)  Closing date: Noon, Monday 29th July 2019 We are recruiting maternity cover for our Project Worker to support the work we do over several projects: Support Choices in rural parts of Perth and Kinross and Rural…

Rural Wisdom – Spring Gathering 2019

“It’s important to take these events out to rural communities, to be in the communities where people live and work. At the start of the project we heard that most of the networking events happen in places such as Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh which can create extra challenges and often means that older people from…

Rural social work in Scotland

The idea that social work in rural areas in Scotland might best be based on different approaches to those used in urban areas (where the vast majority of the population live) has received scant attention in recent years. There is a dearth of research on which to plan services that fit with such a notion. However, given the Scottish Government’s emphasis on community engagement, this is of interest.