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Self Directed Support Scotland AGM 2017: a bridge from policy to practice

Self Directed Support Scotland AGM 2017: a bridge from Policy to Practice

Self Directed Support Scotland’s 2017 AGM, open to our membership and emerging members, is a short, highly focussed and interactive event aiming to deliver real solutions to members’ issues in converting SDS policy to practice. The programme includes: Your views represented, what SDS Scotland is doing for you – Florence Garabedian, SDSS Chair What’s next… Continue Reading Self Directed Support Scotland AGM 2017: a bridge from policy to practice

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Audit Scotland SDS Report – So, what now?

Audit Scotland Self Directed Support progress report

Members will, no doubt, be well aware that the Audit Scotland SDS: 2017 Progress Report was released last week. If you’ve not yet had the chance to read it, or even if you have, perhaps you would like to hear the SDSS take? Our Chair, Florence Garabedian, has commented on the report in Third Force News,… Continue Reading Audit Scotland SDS Report – So, what now?

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Scotland Against the Care Tax Campaign: Daily Record support!

Scotland Against the Care Tax

Scotland Against the Care Tax: now a Daily Record Campaign! Scotland Against the Care Tax has been campaigning to abolish care charges for Social Care in Scotland for some time. Now the Daily Record has started campaigning for their abolition by using case studies to illustrate the injustice of this tax. As an active member… Continue Reading Scotland Against the Care Tax Campaign: Daily Record support!

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Shared Ambition for Social Care Event: 1 Year On – Whats Happened?

Shared Ambition

An Event looking at the development of the Shared Ambition for Social Care The Shared Ambition for Social Care document was written by a range of disabled people’s organisations to support Independent Living in Scotland. One year on, the event will look at what has happened and what needs to happen in the future. You… Continue Reading Shared Ambition for Social Care Event: 1 Year On – Whats Happened?

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New Carers Act for 2018 – Give views on the Draft Regulations and Carers Charter

The Scottish Government

New Carers Act for 1st April 2018 – have your say on the Draft Regulations and Carers Charter The new Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 will come into force on 1st April 2018. To be ready for this, the Scottish Government are asking people for their views on the the Regulations and the Carers Charter. There… Continue Reading New Carers Act for 2018 – Give views on the Draft Regulations and Carers Charter

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Inspiring Scotland Survey on Accessible Play for Children

Away and PLAY!

Inspiring Scotland Surveys on Accessible Play for Children with additional support needs Inspiring Scotland Go2Play colleagues are commissioning researcher Theresa Casey to write a guide to developing inclusive play spaces. As part of her research she is conducting two short surveys. What makes play areas accessible and inclusive? Two short surveys. This survey is for… Continue Reading Inspiring Scotland Survey on Accessible Play for Children

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GIRFEC Information Event – 21st September 2017 in Glasgow

Health and Social Care Alliance

GIRFEC Information Event – 21st September 2017 in Glasgow The ALLIANCE are running an information session on GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) which is looking at the effects of the new Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill, as well as the Code of Practice on information sharing under Parts 4 and… Continue Reading GIRFEC Information Event – 21st September 2017 in Glasgow

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3 day SDS Course – ‘Making the Law work for You’ – book now!

Making the Law Work for You

Making the Law Work for You: SDS, Human Rights and Equalities A three day training course for the third sector (Now Fully Subscribed!) You can still be added to a Waiting List – or register your interest for future dates below Tuesday 10th October – Thursday 12th October 2017 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: Hanover Conference Centre,… Continue Reading 3 day SDS Course – ‘Making the Law work for You’ – book now!

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Post School and Higher Education Guides for Disabled Learners and Carers

LEAD SCOTLAND

Lead Scotland Information Guides for Disabled Learners and Carers: 1) Post-school Learning Choices in Scotland This guide contains information relating to a range of both formal and informal learning opportunities in Scotland, including: Community learning Further education courses at college Vocational training and apprenticeships This guide will be useful for: Young people thinking about their… Continue Reading Post School and Higher Education Guides for Disabled Learners and Carers

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Updated Information for PA Employers – PA pay rates

Personal Assistant (PA) pay rates: At SDSS we know that the world of PA employment is always changing, so here is a round up of a few key recent developments: The Living Wage Increase: In May 2017, the Living Wage went up to £8.45 per hour. Should I pay my PA the Living Wage? The… Continue Reading Updated Information for PA Employers – PA pay rates

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