Monday, 30 November 2015

Another First - CYBER SECURITY

I am proud to say that Social Care Alba is the first Care Company to achieve both IASME and Cyber Essentials accreditation.

IASME Standard
Social Care Alba is the first Care Company to achieve IASME Accreditation.  The IASME standard, based on international best practice, is risk-based and includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup. The IASME standard was recently recognised as the best cyber security standard for small companies by the UK Government when in consultation with trade associations and industry groups. The audited IASME certification is also seen as showing compliance to ISO27001 by an increasing number of companies.    

Cyber Essentials Scheme 
Social Care Alba is the first Care Company to achieve Cyber Essentials Accreditation. The Scheme focuses on the five most important technical security controls. These controls were identified by the government as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of the successful cyber attacks over the last few years.

Together we are raising the standards of care.

Friday, 13 November 2015

George Clooney and The Biggest Business Awards Ceremony in UK EVER

Last night saw Hollwood mix with Holyrood in the biggest business awards dinner in the history of the UK.

The list of names included:

  • George Clooney & Sir Tom Huner
  • Josh Littlejohn - Social Bites
  • First Minister - Nicola Sturgeon
  • Deputy First Minister - John Swinney
  • Sir Chris Hoy & Rob Bryden
  • Chris Evans & Judy Murray
  • Lord Kevin & Social Care Alba
  • and many more.....
The evening recognised Scottish business and raised money for good causes.  Social Care Alba were the first Care Company in the awards history to be nominated and shortlisted for this presigious award.

Everyone both past and present work tirelessly every day to improve the lives of others.  Your hard work was recognised and celebrated on the evening by the 2000 guests who attended.  Sharing this special evening were friends and colleagues both new and old who have contributed to our success.

Social Care Alba's goal has always been to change the face of Care in Scotland.  Last night shone a light on the hard work and deication of millions of carers both paid and unpaid thoughout the UK. 

Thank you to everyone for their contribution and I hope you are as proud of your success as I am.


Stephen Wilson, Director