News / Support worker on 18-month warning for telling man to ‘leave me money in your will’

AN EX-SHETLAND Islands Council social care worker is on a warning for 18 months after a ruling from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The SSSC found that Alice Moore’s fitness to practice was impaired due to two incidents.

Around August 2018, Moore provided a colleague with a recording device so she could listen in on others’ conversations.

Then between March 2020 and February 2021, a man using the council’s Support @ Home service told Moore he would like to give her some extra money for helping him.

She told him words to the effect of “well you can leave me money in your will – it’s legal”.

Moore suggested the man could leave her £600 and he then made changes in his will for her.

In the ruling, the SSSC noted that Moore’s behaviour “could have been regarded as a lighthearted comment, albeit with serious consequences”.


She was also “likely to have caused some emotional harm” to the man.

The notice further said: “In intending that a listening/recording device be set up in your workplace without the knowledge of your colleagues or service users, you risked infringing on their privacy.”

As Moore did not request a hearing, she has received a warning for 18 months, effective from 20 May.

Shetland Islands Council said: “This individual is no longer employed by us and we note the decision of the SSSC in this case.”

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