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SDSS developments, what’s next?

SDSS Developments, what’s next? 2018 has been a busy time for SDSS in terms of technology. We are in the process of redeveloping our website & with the new GDPR regulation coming into effect we took the opportunity to implement a number of system improvements. Find out more about these changes and how we can […]

Health and Sport Committee Social Care Inquiry, SDSS response.

      Today we have submitted and published our final response to the very welcome Health and Sport Committee Inquiry on Social Care. Our response draws on feedback from our members, the individuals they support, and early findings from the recent My Support, My Choice research which focuses on user experiences of Self-directed Support. […]

SDS National Voice 2020, Member tickets: information and offers.

    SDS National Voice 2020 Common Ground is our third National Voice event. Our members have been central to the success of previous National Voice events whether that be through their contributions as speakers ,workshop hosts or as delegates. This year we have introduced a small charge for members to help us to cover […]

Health & Sport Committee Inquiry into Adult Social Care Support

We shared information with you at the end of last year about the Health and Sport Committee’s launch of an inquiry into Adult Social Care Support. The Committee wants to explore the future delivery of social care in Scotland and what is required to meet future needs. Key questions for the inquiry focus on hearing […]

Jess Wade, SDSS Manager: Reflecting on 2019.

  The SDSS team can hardly believe it is that time of the year again, here are my highlights from 2019, and what a year it has been! A huge highlight for me was seeing SDSS take Stirling by storm with SDSS National Voice 2019 in March. This was our second national event, and this […]

SDS at Centre Stage. Reflecting on SDS AGM 2019.

On November 13th 2019 the SDSS AGM took place in Perth at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall. There were 51 delegates in attendance from a range of membership organisations from across Scotland. The event was as an opportunity to discuss the work of SDSS over the last 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges, and […]

Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether certain organisations – or classes of organisation – delivering health and social care functions, but currently not subject to the Freedom of Information Act Scotland, should be brought within scope of the Freedom of Information legislation.  This could, of course, impact on the SDSS members. The full consultation […]

New training and development opportunity with in Control Scotland: ‘Working Together for Change’

        Collegues at in Control Scotland have developed a new training and development programme about people being in control and directing their own support. The ‘Working Together for Change’ is an eight-day programme for family carers, disabled people, people who work in social work, social care and health services. The programme will […]

Call for participants! ‘Costing Good SDS’ research project.

        Do you currently receive SDS? Are you considering SDS? Or, do you care for someone who receives SDS? We want to know about your experiences! Self Directed Support Scotland is pleased to support the Costing Good SDS research project, a partnership between the University of Stirling and Glasgow Centre for Inclusive […]

SDSS AGM 2019: Programme launched.

    SDSS are delighted to launch the he final programme for the SDSS AGM 2019 which is now available here. There are still a few place remaining for SDSS Members here, booking closes on Friday 8th November at 5pm. If you are attending the events please see information about getting to the venue here.  […]

Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.

The Scottish Government understands that social care providers will already have undertaken contingency planning and resilience development steps to prepare for possible EU Exit disruptions. However, there is no clear national view as to the scope or complexity of these local resilience arrangements for social care providers. Scottish Government have designed a questionnaire to better […]