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Mission Statement

To promote Independent Living in Scotland by ensuring high quality, local, Independent Support on Self-directed Support (SDS) is available to all. We work to showcase good practice in social care and campaign to ensure that SDS truly becomes the mainstream approach to social care delivery across Scotland.

Download the SDSS Strategy document 2018-21

About SDSS

Self Directed Support Scotland represents organisations run by and for disabled people, our members support thousands of people across Scotland with their social care choices. Together we work to ensure that SDS is implemented successfully so that people have full choice and control over their lives. We do this by:

  • Supporting our members in the delivery of their services to provide local independent information, advice and support to those at each stage of their social care journey.
  • Signposting individuals at each stage of their social care journey.
  • Representing our members nationally to discuss SDS implementation.
  • Showcasing good practice from those involved with SDS.
  • Providing health and social care professionals, other voluntary organisations and educational institutions with the resources they need to champion SDS.
  • Conducting research which recognises the power of lived experience.

SDSS Annual Reports

Staff

Jess Wade.
Jess Wade.
Manager.
Mark Han-Johnston.
Mark Han-Johnston.
Capacity Building & Resource Coordinator.
Anna Carr.
Anna Carr.
Communications and Events Officer
Dr Dianne Theakstone.
Dr Dianne Theakstone.
Service User Experience Research Officer.
Jeremy Adderley.
Jeremy Adderley.
Operations Manager.

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Board Members

Florence Garabedian.
Florence Garabedian.
SDSS Management Committee Chair.
Ged Thompson.
Ged Thompson.
SDSS Management Committee.
Frank Morgan.
Frank Morgan.
SDSS Management Committee.
Brenda Garrard.
Brenda Garrard.
SDSS Management Committee
Angela Mullen.
Angela Mullen.
SDSS Management Committee.
Joanne McGee.
Joanne McGee.
SDSS Management Committee.

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Read about the structure of our board.