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National PA Training Framework

National PA Training Framework Self Directed Support Scotland is developing a National Personal Assistant Training Framework. The project has arisen from the PA Programme Board, which is developing the support available to PAs, and working to ensure PAs are recognised within the wider social care workforce. The project will see two Developers work with PA Employers, […]

SDS Improvement Plan, 2023 – 2027

What is the SDS Improvement Plan? In June 2023, Scottish Government and COSLA published the SDS Improvement Plan 2023-2027. The plan sets priorities for work that will improve the delivery of Self-directed Support over the next few years. This is work that will happen right across the sector, from Government and local councils to third […]

Community Brokerage Scotland

  SDS Scotland is working with the Community Brokerage Network to develop Community Brokerage Scotland.    Community Brokerage Scotland is focused on improving standards and consistency of brokerage and independent support. It has the ultimate aim of improving the quality of independent support across the country, and ensuring people who need support will get a […]

National SDS Collaboration

What is the National SDS Collaboration?  The National SDS Collaboration is a group of stakeholders involved in the implementation and improvement of Self-Directed Support.  The group includes representatives from across public, private and third sector, who all have an interest and a role to play in delivering and shaping Self-Directed Support.  You can find the […]

Personal Assistants’ Programme Board

  The first meeting of the Personal Assistants’ (PA) Programme Board took place in August 2021, and it continues to meet on a quarterly basis via Microsoft Teams. The Board is formed of PAs, employers, Scottish Government, Independent Support Organisations and more, with the shared aim of ensuring the integration of PAs into the overall […]