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A dedicated online and paper based application form, administered by Scotland Excel on behalf of the Scottish Government, launched on Wed 30 June 2021 to pay Personal Assistants who are eligible to receive their £500 payment for NHS and Social Care staff.

What we do

SDSS champions local Independent Support organisations who provide quality advice and support on Self-directed Support. We campaign for true SDS implementation when it comes to social care delivery throughout Scotland.

Member News

First Steps towards a National Care Service for Scotland
July 22, 2021

Setting up of the Social Covenant Steering Group: The Scottish Government have set up the group, ...

Support Choices flies the nest becoming a sustainable local advice service
July 20, 2021

Support Choices celebrates becoming an independent advice charity, empowering people in Perth and Kinross with ...

Carer's Allowance Supplement
July 12, 2021

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee are asking for written views on the Carer’s ...


Save the date – SDSS AGM 2021
July 13, 2021

Self Directed Support Scotland look forward to welcoming members at our 2021 AGM on Tuesday ...

Help shape our AGM
June 8, 2021

Help shape our AGM In November 2020, we welcomed over 80 members (and non-members) to ...

A round up of the 2021 SDS National Voice
March 22, 2021

On Wednesday 17 March 2021, nearly 200 people including those with disabilities, their carers, social ...