Supporting staff and volunteers working in care homes, health and other care settings support the spiritual needs of older people

“Spiritual Care Matters is a good course – I developed skills and confidence to support residents.”

Registered Nurse

“The course gives you a richer working experience and leads to a better experience for residents.” 

Care Assistant

The Spiritual Care Matters series of courses is for all staff and volunteers working in care homes, health and other care settings. You can participate either as an individual or as a group through your care home, health team or organisation.

All we need is your name and email address. Simply choose your course below, and click the relevant button to sign up.

Spiritual Care Matters 1: Supporting the Spiritual Needs of Older People


This course is designed to promote, recognise, respect and support the spiritual well-being of older people. The course is an introduction to spiritual care, exploring how spiritual care is defined, what it means in practice and why it matters.

Spiritual Care Matters 2: Looking after your own Spiritual Wellbeing

This course explores why it is important to look after yourself and identifies ways of coping and getting support in emotionally demanding situations. The course complements Spiritual Care Matters 1.

Add an Open Badge to your Continuing Professional Development

Our courses qualifies for an open badge. Upon completion, you can submit your evidence through the SSSC website to earn the badge. It’s ideal to include on your CV, to boost your work portfolio or to advance your PDP.

Open Badge 400

“I’ll use the learning from the course to plan more conversation openers with the people I work with.”


Spiritual Care Matters was developed by Faith in Older People and is based on the publication Spiritual Care Matters – An Introductory Resource for all NHS Scotland Staff (NHS Education Scotland, 2007). For more information, contact: Maureen O’Neill, Director, Tel: 0131 346 7981, Email: director@fiop.org.uk