SB Cares - staff information

Reintegration into SBC

Councillors approved the recommendation to bring SB Cares back into full ownership of the Council at a meeting on 26 September, which was formally completed on 1 December 2019. You can read more about the reasons for the transfer in the Council report and news story issued at the time.

Keeping clients and staff informed

  • clients were reassured that the move would have no impact on the service and quality of care they receive. They were kept updated as the transfer progressed, with information also available on the latest news section of our website
  • staff were also been reassured that they would continue on the same terms and conditions of employment with a set of FAQs available which answered the most common queries

If you have any other questions, please speak to your line manager in the first instance. You can also contact HR Shared Services:

SBScene - send us your stories

  • SBScene is our staff eMagazine that provides news and information from across the organisation. It's available online through the website and can be saved to your mobile or tablet homescreen for easy access
  • we are always keen to hear good news from your service, details of new starts, leavers, births, weddings (remember to get the consent of the person being mentioned), fundraising achievements, updates on current projects. Contact our Communications Team and we'll make sure it's included
  • the Winter 2019-20 issue provided an update on SB Cares reintegration into the Council and congratulated David Murray on being this year’s recipient of the Borders College Special Recognition Award

WorkFLEX Borders

Sirenum (WorkFLEX) is a pilot project that is being trialled in services where casual/supply staff are used such as relief home carers. Using a mobile App, staff will be able to self serve, review and accept or decline job offers for casual/supply work, and update their availability online. Find out more

Jen Holland, Chief Operating Officer

“I would like to thank all our staff for their patience and co-operation, and ongoing hard work, as we go through this process. We hope you have been reassured by the knowledge that it will have little impact on either the services you deliver or your own terms and conditions of employment. Our intention is to make the transfer as seamless as we possibly can, both for you and the people you support. If you have time to read the Council report or news story, you’ll also see that there are a number of benefits to reintegration which will be positive for us all, and I look forward to continuing to work with you and our SBC colleagues to deliver the best service we can.”