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The Independent Review of learning disability and autism in the mental health act

The Independent Review of learning disability and autism in the mental health act is looking at whether this law needs to change for people with autism or people with learning disability. The review is looking at whether the law promotes and protects people’s human rights. If the review finds that the law needs to change […]

End of year message 2021

2021 has seen a significant shift in future planning and consultation, in a time of crisis overshadowed by the ongoing pandemic. I am immensely grateful to and proud of the efforts that our members and representatives of the Independent Living Movement made in contributing to a solution-focused approach to strategic issues such as the administration […]

Welcoming our new Trustees

At our AGM, on Tuesday 30 November 2021, six new Trustees were voted on to our Board. Our new Trustees have committed to giving up their own time to work together to make important decisions about SDSS. They’ve agreed to abide by the fundamental values that underpin all the activity of SDSS: Accountability Integrity and […]

SDSS’ Annual Report 2020-21

Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) represents organisations run by and for disabled people, with our members supporting thousands of people across Scotland with their social care choices. Together we work to ensure that Self-directed Support (SDS) is implemented successfully so that people have full […]

SDSS AGM 2021 – register now

We’re inviting representatives and guests of our membership to join us on Tuesday 30 November for our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), followed by a series of Self-directed Support (SDS) related presentations and workshops. Since last year’s AGM, Paving the Way, there’s been some major developments in Scottish social care, including the findings from the […]

Save the date – SDSS AGM 2021

Self Directed Support Scotland look forward to welcoming members at our 2021 AGM on Tuesday 30 November 2021. The online event will be an opportunity for members to come together to discuss the key challenges over the last membership year and learn from each other. Following the formal AGM, we will be opening the floor […]

Help shape our AGM

Help shape our AGM In November 2020, we welcomed over 80 members (and non-members) to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The online event was an opportunity to discuss the work of Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) over the past 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges, and for members to have a say about the […]

A round up of the 2021 SDS National Voice

On Wednesday 17 March 2021, nearly 200 people including those with disabilities, their carers, social care professionals and Scottish Government came together virtually for the 2021 SDS National Voice. This year’s event aimed to strengthen the collaborative efforts being made by Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) members and stakeholders, through open discussion and the launch […]

SDS National Voice 2021 – Programme

We’re excited to announce our full programme for our 2021 SDS National Voice: The quality approach. You can access the programme here.  And, if you’ve not already, secure your place at the event here.

Join our Board of Trustees

Are you an advocate for the Independent Living Movement in Scotland? If you support the philosophy of Independent Living and champion quality social care delivery, then we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for Trustees to join the Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) Board and Management Committee. This exciting role presents the opportunity to […]

A farewell to SDSS Chair, Florence Garabedian

After a dedicated 14 years of influencing the direction, work and governance of Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS), our Chair, Florence Garabedian, will be stepping aside from her role as Chief Executive of Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL), and subsequently from her role as Chair of SDSS, at the end of March 2021. Donald […]