High accolade for Angus Council

THE Angus Council Learning Disability SVQ Programme has won Scotland’s prestigious social service award.

The best of Scotland’s social service teams were recognised on Friday, June 22 at Care Accolades 2012, the celebrated award ceremony showcasing the very best of the care sector across the country.

This year’s Investing in the Workforce, Developing Practice award went to Learning Disability SVQ Programme by Angus Council.

The programme has worked in partnership with Angus Council and others in the community to promote and enhance development opportunities for the people of Angus. Developing trusting working partnerships they were able to think “out the box” and develop new opportunities for students in the local community and employees.

Tricia Lowe, Internal Verifier at Angus Council said: “I feel that we were winners before the event on Friday by being selected for the Care Accolades final.

“It is fantastic that we have won the category Investing In The Workforce, Developing Practice and this recognises the hard work of all the staff involved.

“This is a celebration of partnership working, including the service users who are at the core of the Learning Disability SVQ Programme.”

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Children and Young People, said: “The professionalism and dedication of those working in Scotland’s social services can never be underestimated. Their sterling work makes a hugely positive difference to thousands of people every day and it should be recognised and applauded.

Nearly 220 people gathered for the ceremony in Perth for the awards ceremony that recognises the extraordinary people and diverse social service projects in Scotland.