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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 […]

Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

The Robertson Trust have recently launched a pilot grant ‘Wee Grants for Wee Groups’ which may interest SDSS members. The fund is available to both charities and constituted groups and is for funding of between £500 – £2000. The application process is fairly straightforward they don’t ask for any formal reporting after using the money. […]

Potential funder, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

  About the Social Change fund The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has a fund focused on projects working towards social change, with three main funding priorities: • Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups • Place – revitalising community life • Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality You can read more details about […]

Revised guidance on charging for residential accommodation: July 2019.

  The Scottish Government has released updated guidance on charging for residential accommodation, effective as of the 28th June 2019. Access the guidance here.

Technology Enabled Care: Tests of Change 2019/20

TEC: Tests of Change 2019/20 The Technology Enabled Care Programme Team are inviting applicants to participate in their 2019/20 Tests of Change initiative. Last year there was a very strong response to their invitation for applications which led to the initiation of their ‘Service Innovation Pipeline’ approach. This year they are keen to build on […]

Disclosure bill update.

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 12 June 2019. A copy of the bill can be found on the Scottish Parliament website here. The bill sets out proposals to modernise and improve the proportionality of the state disclosure system in Scotland. The Government’s response to the consultation has now been […]

SDSS membership year 2018-19 developments and more to come!

As the 2018-19 membership year comes to an end we have put together a list of highlights from the last year and key developments to increase the support that we provide to members. Read more to recap on the year and to find out how to stay involved in 2019-20! The launch of My Support, […]

SDS National Voice 2019 report published!

On the 13th March 2019 Self Directed Support Scotland brought you ‘SDS National Voice: Local Stories’, at Stirling Court Hotel. An event for SDSS members, social care users, carers and those working in health and social care to discuss good practice in social care delivery, and what we can do to ensure that SDS implementation […]

Public Health Scotland Consultation: have you say!

      The Scottish Government, in partnership with COSLA has published a six week consultation seeking views on Public Health Scotland and the necessary legislative changes that are required to establish the body. The consultation will focus on a number of areas including: Governance and accountability Outcomes and performance Functions and structure Future relationships […]

#MySupportMyChoice19 TFN exclusive!

      Today the #MySupportMyChoice19 research featured in TFN and we heard from the ALLIANCE CEO Ian Welsh on the power of lived experience and the importance of reporting on it to improve SDS: ‘The My Support My Choice project prioritises people’s lived experiences of being assessed for and receiving Self-directed Support, providing a […]

Support Dementia Awareness Week: 3-9 June 2019

This Dementia Awareness week (3-9th June 2019) Alzheimer Scotland will be raising awareness of the importance of dementia research, the impact it can have and the vital need for new research volunteers. They want to make sure that more people than ever have access to the right care, information and support and to spread the […]