The Fund is for social care workers contracted to deliver care and support in the social care sector as defined by section 47 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
Independent Living Fund (ILF) recipients who are using their ILF award to employ Personal Assistants or social care workers should continue to apply to ILF for relevant additional costs rather than through this Fund.
Workers in the following categories are eligible:
- support service
- care home service
- offender accommodation service
- housing support service
This includes staff who are working in the following roles:
Adult care homes
Social care staff working in adult care homes who are providing essential care for adults, elderly and vulnerable people.
Residential child care, including secure care
Staff working in residential childcare who are providing care to children.
Care at Home (including Housing Support)
Care at home workers providing essential support to people so that they can live independently in their homes. This includes housing support workers working in homelessness, addiction services and mental health.
Other registered social care workers
This includes workers doing needle exchange, working in homeless services, doing drug and alcohol recovery work in the community, working in drop-in and day services or offender accommodation.
Auxiliary and catering staff
Auxiliary and catering staff working within care homes or day care facilities.
Casual social care staff
Workers doing casual work for local authorities or social care providers and are paid by them directly.
People who are employed directly by the person they support with a direct payment (self-directed support option 1).
Mental Health Officers
Mental Health Officers (MHOs) who are working with vulnerable people to support and protect them within a support service.
Non-registered social care workers
This includes building-based or community-based day social care resource workers / project workers who provide community-based preventative/early support services for adults and children.
Social workers and related paraprofessional roles
Social workers across older people, adult mental health and learning disability, children’s services, criminal justice services.
The above do not include social care agency workers or self-employed.