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SDS Collective Launch – 21st November in Glasgow – be there!

Launch of the SDS Collective! The SDS Collective is a group of advocacy and campaigning organisations which have come together to promote improved practice in the development of Self-Directed Support in Scotland. Recognising that Self-Directed Support is the mainstream form of social care provision in Scotland, the SDS Collective exists to address the restrictions on… Continue Reading SDS Collective Launch – 21st November in Glasgow – be there!

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Members Training Event: Making Participation Requests (11th September 2018)

Members Training Event: Making Participation Requests Participation requests are a new way for people to have their say about improvements they would like to see made to the public services they use. They are part of a piece of Scottish Government legislation called the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act. By making a participation request, a community group or ‘community… Continue Reading Members Training Event: Making Participation Requests (11th September 2018)

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EHRC Videos explaining Discrimination

Equality and Human Rights Commission Videos: Explaining Discrimination The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have recently published a series of short videos, featuring members of the Scotland legal team, each of which explain different aspects of discrimination law, from the nine protected characteristics to the different forms of discrimination. All the videos are subtitled,… Continue Reading EHRC Videos explaining Discrimination

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New Publication: SDS – IF IT’S SO GOOD THEN WHY IS IT SO HARD?

New Publication: Self-Directed Support – IF IT’S SO GOOD THEN WHY IS IT SO HARD? Simon Duffy has created a paper on behalf of the SKILLS Project, which is a partnership project between ANFFAS, KVPS, EASPD, In Control Scotland and The Centre for Welfare Reform to promote Self-directed Support in Europe. Self-Directed Support is at an… Continue Reading New Publication: SDS – IF IT’S SO GOOD THEN WHY IS IT SO HARD?

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New Rights for Children aged 12+ with Additional Support for Learning Needs

New Rights for Children aged 12+ with Additional Support for Learning Needs On 10th January 2018 the Education (Scotland) Act 2016 come into force. As of this date the rights of children aged 12 – 15 have been extended to give them many of the same rights as their parents and carers and young people… Continue Reading New Rights for Children aged 12+ with Additional Support for Learning Needs

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund The fund is open for applications from third sector organisations – charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups,based in Scotland who are currently providing support to carers which is aligned with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This funding is to improve their… Continue Reading Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

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New SDSS Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone

Meet our new Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone Hi, I’m Dianne Theakstone and I’ve recently joined the SDSS team. My best buddy (who you can see in the picture) is Merlin, my 2 year old, very mischievous black lab guide dog. I come from a research background that focuses upon co-production methodology with disabled people and exploring… Continue Reading New SDSS Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone

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New Partners in Policymaking Course: Applications Open Now!

New Partners in Policymaking Course: Applications Open Now! In Control Scotland are running their internationally recognized leadership programme for parents of disabled children up to the age of 18 and disabled adults 18 and over. This programme is a chance for participants to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to campaign and advocate… Continue Reading New Partners in Policymaking Course: Applications Open Now!

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New Carers Research reveals impact and lack of support for Carers

  ‘Supporting Carers to be Healthy and Connected’ – Research Summary for Carers Week 2018 Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The survey findings are based upon the 6,828 responses to the… Continue Reading New Carers Research reveals impact and lack of support for Carers

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Research now open on SDS and experiences of people affected by Dementia

Research on SDS: The experience of people affected by Dementia The Life Changes Trust is a Scottish charity that wants to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. The Trust wants to learn about how self directed support is working for people living with dementia in Scotland. They have asked social enterprise Community Catalysts… Continue Reading Research now open on SDS and experiences of people affected by Dementia

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