We’re delighted to announce that we’ve shortlisted for the Innovative Practice award at the Scottish Care Awards.

Our application focused on our values-based recruitment process, which we used to recruit Wellbeing Teams in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council, Care Solutions and Rainbow Care Services.

In self-managed teams, all decisions are kept as close as possible to the individual receiving care and support. This means the team can work more flexibly, respond to changing care needs and achieve the best possible outcomes for the individual.

For self-managing teams to work, it’s crucial to find staff with individual values that are in harmony with person-centred support. To do this, we wanted to create a new approach to recruitment that looked beyond their CV or interview skills.

You can read about the process we developed on the Skills for Care website, where we are a featured case study.