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Join the Team – SDSS are recruiting!

SDSS are recruiting a Communications and Events Manager!   Communications & Events Manager Full time or part time, up to  £33,500 Closing date Monday, May 2, 09:30 Our new Communications & Events Manager will have confidence in creating and delivering our communication strategy across a wide range of events and media, and to diverse audiences. […]

Personal Assistant Newsletter March 2022

Download The Personal Assistant Newsletter March 2022 Editor’s welcome Donald Macleod, Chief Executive, SDSS This is the first of a series of newsletters to let you know about some exciting work that is going on in relation to your roles as Personal Assistants. This work is being led by a Scottish Government board, the PA Programme […]

Minister Letter: PA Programme Board Actions

A letter from the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care Kevin Stewart MSP outlining PA Programme Board actions went out today to the 5,000 strong cohort of Personal Assistants who received a thank you payment for services during pandemic lockdown.   The Letter The letter which you can read here introduces the work of […]

New listing for Personal Assistants Jobs across Scotland

A new opportunity to advertise PA roles across Scotland My Job Scotland have now created a listing for Personal Assistant jobs across Scotland that are being advertised by local organisations. If you are a group or organisation that advertises PA roles in your area, you can ask to have your details added to the My […]

Protecting the Rights of Disabled People in Ukraine

The Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC) highlights the needs of disabled people in Ukraine There are approximately 3 million disabled people in Ukraine. Reports are highlighting that disabled people are finding it difficult to access a safe means of evacuation and shelter. To ensure that disabled people in Ukraine are protected, SILC believes that all […]

Conclusion of My Support My Choice Research: People’s Experiences of Social Care in Scotland

Publication of final Research Report on people’s experiences in Highland The My Support My Choice research project concludes with the publication of the Highland Report today, which you can see here: https://www.sdsscotland.org.uk/conclusion-of-my-support-my-choice/ People in Highland generally reported that SDS had improved their social care experience and have shared examples of good practice from across the […]

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 […]