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Accountability and the Implementation of SDS

Accountability and the Implementation of SDS: Complaints, redress, and human rights principles in practice (October 2021)   In Control Scotland has published new research exploring complaints processes relating to Self-directed Support in Scotland. The aim of the research was to help understand complaints processes within local authorities, routes to potential legal challenge, and barriers to […]

Getting it right for PAs

SDSS Chief Executive, Donald Macleod, has written an opinion piece for the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE). In his blog post, ‘Future of Social Care – Getting it right for PAs’, Donald reflects on the work being done by the recently formed Personal Assistant (PA) Programme Board, proposals from the National Care […]

Feedback from the PA workshops

Following the three Matter of Focus facilitated workshops for Personal Assistants (PAs) and employers, as part of the PA Programme Board, a feedback meeting will take place on Thursday 25 November. The meeting has been arranged to report on the outcome of the workshops and allow those who participated, and others who couldn’t attend, to […]

Budgeting for Outcomes and Fair Work with CCPS

The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) Event ‘Budgeting for Outcomes and Fair Work’ Date: 27 October Time: 10am -1pm The Independent Review of Adult Social Care 2021 made recommendations for significant and transformational changes to the way that social care is designed, planned and funded in Scotland. The review also made […]

Experiences of SDS in South Lanarkshire

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in South Lanarkshire. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS […]

Join our National Care Service consultation

We’re collating a response to the Scottish Government’s National Care Service consultation and are inviting members to contribute to a collective submission. Many of our members have been involved in the process to date, through discussions at our AGM and the SDS National Voice, both exploring the Independent Review of Adult Social Care with Derek […]

SDS Scotland Members Training for 2021 – 2022

Book you place now! Participation Requests and SDS The Community Empowerment Act provides an opportunity for community groups, organisations and ‘communities of interest’ to request the start of a formal process to look at a local issue of concern. This could relate to any aspect of the implementation of Self Directed Support in your area. […]

Personal Assistant Programme Board

Workshop opportunities for Personal Assistants (PAs) and employers.  SDS Scotland is supporting the work of the Personal Assistant (PA) Programme Board, which aims to identify potential solutions to ensure that PAs become integrated into the social care workforce with the same recognition, rights and support as every other worker. As part of this work, we’d […]

Experiences of SDS in Moray

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Moray. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

Experiences of SDS in Glasgow

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Glasgow. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]