SDSS News And Events
Personal Assistant (PA) Survey by Strathclyde University Strathclyde University are undertaking a survey to look at the experience of working as a Personal Assistant in Scotland, as well as how the role of a PA can support innovation and achieving the Personal Outcomes that are important to the PA Employer. The survey is based on… Continue Reading Personal Assistant (PA) Survey
YOUR TOP TEN SDS 2017 ARTICLES. To wrap up a busy year for SDSS we have identified the 10 most popular SDS 2017 articles from our website. See if you can spot the themes from 2017! 10. Last but not least at number 10 we have a summary of the The Self Directed Support Your… Continue Reading Your Top Ten SDS 2017 Articles.
2017 has been a busy one for us, and no doubt you too, and we hope it has also been productive for you! Reflecting on the year and SDS 2017 we have had a very successful AGM in October, and welcomed two new Trustees, Ged Thompson (DICE) and Joanne McGee (Take Ctrl East Dunbartonshire), to our… Continue Reading SDS 2017 Reflections- Jess Wade, SDSS Manager.
The Top-Tastic 3 SDS 2017 Resources: Dundee’s fantastic SDS Booklet: ‘Your Support Your Choice’ MECOPPs Legal Rights Projects delicious Factsheets and 3 Day Training Course – ‘Making the Law Work for You’ CCPSs tantalising Template for working out the cost of social care Your Support Your Choice SDS Booklet: Dundee Carers Centre MECOPP: New… Continue Reading Top 3 SDS 2017 Resources.
New Publication: ‘PAssport to Independent Living – Self Directed Support – our lives, our choices’ The Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL), the PA Network Scotland and SSSC worked together on producing the ‘PAssport to Independent Living’ book, highlighting the work that PAs do and the relationship they have with their employers and Self Directed Support. This is… Continue Reading New publication for PA Employers
The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) Survey on Employment and Self Directed Support SUSE run an employability project called ‘Access to Employment’ which gives people an individual budget that they can use to support them with their employment goals. As part of this project, they would like to understand the barriers that people may… Continue Reading The SUSE Survey on SDS and Employment
Scottish Government Consultation on SDS Funding for Independent Support across Scotland The Scottish Government will be opening a new fund to support the development Self Directed Support aimed at Independent Information and Support organisations across Scotland. Before this fund is available, the Scottish Government would like to know what people’s views are on the parameters for the… Continue Reading Consultation on SDS Funding for Independent Support across Scotland
A huge thank you to all who joined us for our AGM in October, which already seems some way away now! It was fantastic to have so many members involved throughout the day, and we found it really useful to get feedback from all of you on some of the key issues facing us… Continue Reading Members Deliver SDS Implementation Solutions at SDSS AGM 2017
MECOPP: New Factsheets on SDS MECOPP has produced some new Factsheets on Self Directed Support, which are useful for anyone giving information and support to people on SDS. The Factsheets cover: FACTSHEET: Guide to Self-directed Support FACTSHEET: Assistance and capacity FACTSHEET: When things go wrong with direct payments FACTSHEET: Employment of a family member as… Continue Reading MECOPP: New Factsheets on SDS
Professor Sir Harry Burns’ report into the use of targets and indicators in Scotland – out now! Former Chief Medical Officer Sir Harry Burns has carried out an independent national review into targets and indicators for health and social care. The review considered how targets and performance indicators can lead to the best outcomes… Continue Reading Targets and Indicators for Health and Social Care Services in Scotland