SDSS News And Events
Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund The fund is open for applications from third sector organisations – charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups,based in Scotland who are currently providing support to carers which is aligned with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This funding is to improve their… Continue Reading Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act
Meet our new Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone Hi, I’m Dianne Theakstone and I’ve recently joined the SDSS team. My best buddy (who you can see in the picture) is Merlin, my 2 year old, very mischievous black lab guide dog. I come from a research background that focuses upon co-production methodology with disabled people and exploring… Continue Reading New SDSS Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone
New Partners in Policymaking Course: Applications Open Now! In Control Scotland are running their internationally recognized leadership programme for parents of disabled children up to the age of 18 and disabled adults 18 and over. This programme is a chance for participants to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to campaign and advocate… Continue Reading New Partners in Policymaking Course: Applications Open Now!
‘Supporting Carers to be Healthy and Connected’ – Research Summary for Carers Week 2018 Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The survey findings are based upon the 6,828 responses to the… Continue Reading New Carers Research reveals impact and lack of support for Carers
Research on SDS: The experience of people affected by Dementia The Life Changes Trust is a Scottish charity that wants to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. The Trust wants to learn about how self directed support is working for people living with dementia in Scotland. They have asked social enterprise Community Catalysts… Continue Reading Research now open on SDS and experiences of people affected by Dementia
Challenges, Learning and Resources Learning from SIRD and Innovation Funded Projects on Sustainability This resource shares the learning, tools and tips generated by a programme of workshops on sustainability, centred on the Lasting Difference toolkit. The programme ran from August 2017 to January 2018, involving 52 people from 28 organisations across Scotland. It was hosted… Continue Reading Sustainability and SDS Report: Challenges, Learning and Resources
Scottish Govt ‘SDS Communications Group’ Survey: How do people learn about SDS? The Scottish Government Communications Group was set up to look at SDS communications, specifically around Outcome 1 of the 2016/18 SDS Implementation Plan which states: Supported people have more choice and control Citizens are engaged, informed, included and empowered to make choices about… Continue Reading Scottish Govt ‘SDS Communications Group’ Survey
Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families: Scottish Government Consultation on a Resource for the Information Needs of children and families In 2016 the Scottish Government set out a plan to make life better for disabled people in Scotland – this was called A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People. Part of this plan was… Continue Reading Scottish Govt Consultation: Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families
Professional Development Award in Mental Health and Peer Support The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support is designed to facilitate candidates in the role of peer support worker. The PDA equips candidates with the knowledge, skills and values which are necessary to carry out this role. Time & Location: Date: September 17th… Continue Reading Professional Development Award in Mental Health and Peer Support
SDSS Membership Renewals will start next week Next week SDSS will send out an email to all of our Member Organisations asking you to renew your membership with SDSS. This year we will have a slimmed down, online process! We will still ask you to update us with any new developments or information, but we… Continue Reading Watch Out – It’s Coming: SDSS Membership Renewals Next Week!