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Personal Assistant/People who employ PAs: Survey now live!

  The Scottish Government and COSLA are interested in hearing from people who manage their own Self-Directed Support (SDS) and their experience in employing Personal Assistants (PAs). Your input will help with plans around the future PA workforce and help to make sure that there are enough people with the right skills. The survey should […]

GDA Future Visions programme: apply now!

GDA Future Visions offers a programme of short-term intensive support, modelled on the landmark Self Directed Support Act 2013. It empowers GDA members to identify goals, overcome barriers, make choices and take control of their lives, in relation to the support they need. Sharing these successes with allies, services, decision-makers and most importantly, other disabled […]

My Support, My Choice: survey now live!

The ‘My Support My Choice’ has now closed. Reports will be published on the project page here in due course. My Support, My Choice is a joint research project from two independent charities Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) which looks to examine Service User experiences of […]

New website for SDS resources.

A new website ‘The Hub’ has been developed to support improvement in social care and social work, and as part of this a library of key Self-directed Support resources has been created. The SDS library features materials suitable for a range of audiences and brings together a mix of resources from short video clips to […]

SDS National Voice 2019: Final programme launch!

The final programme for SDS National Voice 2019 is now live and can be accessed here, we look forward to welcoming delegates on the day. Can’t wait? Read our pre-event Q&A with our opening speaker the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman here. Last chance to book your place! There are a limited number […]

SDS National Voice 2019: Q&A with Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman and last chance to book!

SDS National Voice is an event to brings those working in health and social care, social care users and carers together to discuss good practice in social care delivery, and what we can do to ensure that SDS implementation is successful. Last year our inaugural event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre was a huge success and […]

ILF #TrySomethingNew campaign launched

ILF Scotland has recently launched a new campaign to encourage young people living with a physical or mental impairment to apply for funding and #TrySomethingNew. The Transition Fund aims to encourage young people who need support to try new activities and experiences that will enhance their participation and social interaction with their communities, their independence […]

Report: Self-directed Support in Scotland: Capturing the experience of people living with dementia.

A report produced by Community Catalysts, captures the experience of people living with dementia and their carers and how Self-directed Support has worked for them. For the purposes of this report in depth interviews with 5 people were undertaken and their experiences of SDS recorded, their stories form the backbone of this report. The report […]

SDS: Towards a new National Implementation Plan for 2019 – 2021

  Wednesday 28 November, 10.00-14.00 in Aberdeen Monday 3 December, 10.00-14.00 in Glasgow The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 made self-directed support a legal right for everyone receiving social care. it is based on the statutory principles of participation and dignity; involvement; informed choice and collaboration. Implementation of self-directed support is a major […]

SDS Collective Launch – 21st November 2018 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 […]