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Integration Report: Highlights a Lack of Meaningful Involvement

 Scottish Government Report:’Are they involving us? Integration Authorities engagement with stakeholders’, where are we now? In September 2017 The Health and Sport Committee at the Scottish Government undertook a short inquiry to assess the extent to which stakeholders (including the public, the service users, the third sector and the independent sector) are being involved effectively… Continue Reading Integration Report: Highlights a Lack of Meaningful Involvement

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SDSS Members Opportunity to Review Social Work Scotland’s SDS Report

Members’ Event-Review of Social Work Scotland’s Report:’Best Practice and Local Authority Progress in Self-Directed Support’ Social Work Scotland were asked to work with Local Authorites to find examples of best practice in SDS. Whilst they are aware of some of the issues in terms of the implementation of the SDS Act and in the use… Continue Reading SDSS Members Opportunity to Review Social Work Scotland’s SDS Report

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PVG scheme reform: have your say!

Scottish Government Consultation: PVG/Disclosure of Criminal Information Consultation events. The disclosure system Scotland in changing which could have a range of implications for PA employers. In light of the upcoming consultation with some uncertainties- such as the mandatory nature of the PVG structure and whether this will also apply to family members, we will be holding two consultation… Continue Reading PVG scheme reform: have your say!

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Open University to increase service user involvement. 

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Open University set to increase service user involvement. Jess Wade, SDSS Manager, recently attended a session run by the Scottish Inter-University Service Users and Carers Network  in partnership with IRISS about involving service users in social work courses. She made a number of useful contacts and promoted SDSS members as a route for courses to… Continue Reading Open University to increase service user involvement. 

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Dementia Awareness Week: get involved!

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Dementia Awareness Week in Scotland focuses on making sure nobody faces dementia alone. It’s vital that people living with dementia feel recognised, valued and supported in their local communities. Find out more about Dementia Awareness week here: https://daw.alzscot.org/ There are lots of great ways you can get involved: Order an awareness pack to learn more… Continue Reading Dementia Awareness Week: get involved!

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Scottish Living Wage Increases today! – What does it mean for PA Employers?

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Scottish Living Wage Increases today – what does it mean for PA Employers? The Scottish Living Wage has Increased: In May 2017, the  Living Wage went up to £8.45 per hour. Today the Living Wage is: £8.75 Why has the Living Wage increased? A new Living Wage is announced each year and the Living Wage… Continue Reading Scottish Living Wage Increases today! – What does it mean for PA Employers?

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Health and Social Care Standards Roadshow – 14th May 2018

Health and Social Care Standards Roadshow Healthcare Improvement Scotland are holding awareness raising sessions on the new Health Social Care Standards in Glasgow. The sessions will be held on Monday 14th of May 2018 at Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s office – with 12.30 as the last time available. The session will last 1.5 hours. Background: Scotland’s… Continue Reading Health and Social Care Standards Roadshow – 14th May 2018

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New CCPS Briefing: Poor Procurement Practice and SDS – what can be done

New CCPS Briefing: Local Area Example of the Tensions between Procurement & Self-directed Support (SDS) This Providers and Personalisation (P&P) briefing sets out a local area example of the tensions that can exist between procurement and competitive tendering, and Self-directed Support (SDS) and enabling choice for individuals about the provision of their care and support. The… Continue Reading New CCPS Briefing: Poor Procurement Practice and SDS – what can be done

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New Publication: Individual Service Funds (Option 2)

  lndividual Service Funds: a guide to making Self Directed Support work for everyone An Individual Service Fund (ISF) is one way of managing an individual budget available under Option 2 of the Self-Directed Support Act. In Control Scotland has produced a new guide to making Individual Service Funds work for people. They outline the core components… Continue Reading New Publication: Individual Service Funds (Option 2)

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SDS, Mental Health & Risk Enablement Event: 9th May 2018 (Last few places available)

SDS, Mental Health & Risk Enablement Wednesday 9th May 2018: 10.30am – 1.30pm Mercure City Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ Last few places available! The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act enables individuals who are receiving social care to have greater choice and control over their support. For people with mental health needs,… Continue Reading SDS, Mental Health & Risk Enablement Event: 9th May 2018 (Last few places available)

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