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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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Get Legal Advice on Self Directed Support: new service available

MECOPP’s SDS Legal Rights Project: Three years since the Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 came in to force, evidence highlights that policy and practice remain inconsistent across Scotland, limiting the potential of Self Directed Support to transform lives. Complex procedures, reductions in Local Authority funding, lack of access to independent advocacy and Independent Support can… Continue Reading Get Legal Advice on Self Directed Support: new service available

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New Research into PA Relationships: Positive but there can be challenges

University of East Anglia research study: Personal Assistance Relationships – Power, ethics and emotions This study aims to understand the relationships of power, ethics and emotions which underlie the PA model, by gathering and analysing qualitative data. The project looked at what made a good PA relationship, how it can go wrong, and how to maximise good… Continue Reading New Research into PA Relationships: Positive but there can be challenges

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New Funding 2: Transform Foundation

New Funding Opportunity: Transform Foundation Based on helping organisations brush up their online image, here’s what they say: We help small and mid-size charities to transform their digital presence to reach more people, raise funds and better serve their beneficiaries. Would you like £5000 to spend on Facebook Ads and an optional free managed Facebook… Continue Reading New Funding 2: Transform Foundation

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New Funding 1: Scottish Power Foundation

Scottish Power Foundation

New Funding Opportunity: Scottish Power Foundation They are now accepting applications for funding in 2018. All applications should be made through the online application form and submitted by no later than 1pm on Monday 31st July 2017. Scottish Power Foundation (1 year funding): Apply here: https://www.scottishpower.com/pages/applying_for_funding.aspx

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Working out the cost of Social Care: New Template

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    Component rate for Social Care template and guidance: For anyone who is keen to learn more about the implementation of the National Living Wage in Social Care, this Component rate for Social Care template is for you! You might be advising or supporting someone to work out what funding they need as an… Continue Reading Working out the cost of Social Care: New Template

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‘Partners in Policymaking’ Course: Now open to new applicants

Partners in Policy Making

    In Control’s Partners in Policymaking Course is now open to new applications: ‘Partners in Policymaking’ is a leadership development programme for parents of disabled children (up to the age of 18) and for disabled adults, including people with learning difficulties, sensory impairments and physical impairments – from any part of Scotland- to gain the… Continue Reading ‘Partners in Policymaking’ Course: Now open to new applicants

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New: Research into Evaluation of Independent SDS Support

      New: Craigforth Research into Evaluation of Independent Support around SDS: If you were at the Self-directed Support portfolio day in February this year, you may remember Lorna Ascroft from the Scottish Government telling us about a review of independent information and support services for Self-directed Support that was going to be commissioned.… Continue Reading New: Research into Evaluation of Independent SDS Support

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New ILF Fund to open later in 2017

Independent Living Fund

      New ILF New Fund to be opened later 2017 The new ILF scheme will be a broad discretionary fund, that will provide short term awards, to support disabled people to live independently. In its first phase, the scheme will focus on supporting young disabled people, aged 16 to 21, who are at… Continue Reading New ILF Fund to open later in 2017

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New SDS Report Blasts SDS Implementation: SDS Not Working as Intended

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Self-Directed Support: Your Choice, Your Right – The Centre for Welfare Reform The Self Directed Support Your choice Your Right publication comes up with a clear, straightforward assessment of the current state of SDS implementation. This is required reading for anyone working in Social Care currently. Their conclusions and recommendations are stark: The Scottish Government should… Continue Reading New SDS Report Blasts SDS Implementation: SDS Not Working as Intended

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