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Applying Legislation and Guidance to local SDS Implementation Issues

Supporting people to deal with SDS implementation issues in Scotland Many people still face very specific issues when trying to access and make use of Self-directed Support (SDS) in their area. This workshop, available to our members, supports people to gain a greater understanding of how to apply the SDS legislation and guidance to these […]

New Guidance: Adult Social Care Building-based Day Services

Guidance designed to support safe re-opening and delivery of building-based day services for adults The Scottish Government has issued Guidance to support the safe reopening of Day Services for Adults. There is an expectation that each service will need to undertake a risk assessment, put appropriate safety measures in place and ensure clear communication with […]

Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: Information Session

Learn about the new Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: The new Disclosure (Scotland) Act came into law on 14 July 2020 and will change some aspects of the criminal records scheme. This online information session is being delivered by Disclosure Scotland and is aimed at anyone with an interest in the new Act, especially people who […]

My Support, My Choice

My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland           Reports and findings Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland – or had been assessed in the previous 12 months – took part in the largest direct consultation of SDS to date.   Today, we release the findings of the project between Self Directed Support […]

Findings from the Scottish Human Rights Commission

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has published research demonstrating that “a considerable proportion of people who use social care support at home have experienced either a reduction or complete withdrawal of support during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The new report details how the removal of care plans during COVID-19 has had a direct and detrimental effect […]

Face mask exemption card announced

Earlier this week, the Scottish Government announced a face mask exemption card for people with health conditions which make it difficult for them to wear a mask. You can read Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman’s letter outlining the plans here. We know that many people, even though they are exempt from wearing […]

Derek Feeley responds to social care review questions

Last week, some of our members submitted questions to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent review of adult social care, as part of the ALLIANCE’s annual conference. They asked how the independent review for Scotland’s social care service links with existing adult social care reform measures and in what way are these underpinned by a […]

BIHR Reports on COVID-19 and Human Rights of people needing social care support

BIHR Reports on the Impact of of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 for the human rights of people with care and support needs. The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has released research findings on the impact of the Government’s response to Covid-19 for people with care and support needs. This research, conducted with […]

Get involved in research on Human Rights and SDS in Scotland

‘Researching the implementation of human rights through social care legislation and practice in Scotland’. A team of researchers from the University of Strathclyde are working with In Control Scotland to gather evidence on self-directed support (SDS)-related complaints processes. The research aims to address a gap in knowledge as to the frequency and outcome of complaints […]

Independent review for Scotland’s social care service

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2020-2021 on Tuesday 1 September 2020. The Programme for Government, published every September, sets out the actions the Scottish Government will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year to drive forward change across all […]