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Subscribe to the Social Care Advisory Network

The Social Care Advisory Network (SCAN) provides support and technical advice to subscribers whilst providing them with timely and practical updates and training on all aspects of both adult and children's social care.

Subscribers can:

  • use our 'ask an advisor' service to get expert answers to technical queries
  • communicate and network with peers around the country at special events and webinars
  • access web content, publications and newsletters to keep on top of the latest developments
  • use pre-paid places to attend events (so they don't have to be purchased/approved by a manager for each booking)
  • get discounts on some events

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Before joining CIPFA in September 2022, William was the Scottish Government’s Social Care Reform Finance Lead. At the Scottish Government, William was involved in costing a range of social care reform policies stemming from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care, and lead on work contributing to the establishment of the National Care Service. Alongside these responsibilities, William attained a PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. William started studying accountancy during the final stages of his PhD.

He is now part-qualified, and is completing his accountancy qualification with CIPFA. William is experienced in facilitating events and training, and in his role as Social Care Policy Advisor, he combines the skills in research, writing, publishing, public speaking and academic rigour gained from his doctoral studies with his knowledge of social care and social care finance. He runs the Social Care Network and acts as CIPFA’s policy voice on social care issues. Read more...

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