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The Scottish Government Self-directed Support (SDS) site is no longer in use and you have been redirected to Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS), an independent organisation that can help you to find local support and advice on SDS. Read more about these changes and how we can help.

Click here to learn more about the Personal Assistant Programme Board.

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

Annual PA Workforce Survey
April 4, 2022

A survey to influence the Personal Assistants (PA) Programme Board and provide tangible support to ...

Civil Rights First Training Survey: Tell us what you'd like included
March 9, 2022

A training opportunity for all members SDS Scotland are now planning to develop a training programme ...

Developing the Personal Assistant Handbook: looking for PA involvement
March 9, 2022

Looking for PAs to share their story and make a Video Case Study SDS Scotland are ...


Personal Assistant Newsletter March 2022
April 9, 2022

Download The Personal Assistant Newsletter March 2022 Editor’s welcome Donald Macleod, Chief Executive, SDSS This is the first of ...

Join the Team - SDSS are recruiting!
April 1, 2022

SDSS are recruiting a Communications and Events Manager!   Communications & Events Manager Full time or part time, ...

Minister Letter: PA Programme Board Actions
March 29, 2022

A letter from the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care Kevin Stewart MSP outlining ...