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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.

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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.

Select 'Find Help' to search for local Independent Support organisations in your area.

Member News

Derek Feeley responds to social care review questions
September 24, 2020

Last week, some of our members submitted questions to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent ...

BIHR Reports on COVID-19 and Human Rights of people needing social care support
September 22, 2020

BIHR Reports on the Impact of of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 for the ...

Get involved in research on Human Rights and SDS in Scotland
September 15, 2020

‘Researching the implementation of human rights through social care legislation and practice in Scotland’. A team ...


Introducing our Communications and Policy Manager
September 18, 2020

Earlier this month (September 2020), our team grew as we welcomed Michael Pillans in the role of ...

Welcome to our new SDSS Chief Executive
September 18, 2020

We are pleased to welcome Donald Macleod, our new SDSS Chief Executive, who joined us at the end ...

Join the Team - SDSS are recruiting!
July 10, 2020

SDSS are looking for key people to take our organisation onto new heights with the ...