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Support in the Right Direction Report

Inspiring Scotland have published the latest SiRD Report for October 2018 – March 2023 Support in the Right Direction supports 30 projects across 31 Local Authority areas in Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government to provide Independent SDS Information and Support to families and carers accessing the social care system. The purpose of independent support […]

Experiences of SDS in Dumfries and Galloway

Register for the feedback event here.  Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published their latest ‘My Support, My Choice’ report, exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Dumfries and Galloway. This report is part of a suite […]

Experiences of SDS in South Lanarkshire

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in South Lanarkshire. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS […]

Personal Assistant Programme Board

The first meeting of the Personal Assistant (PA) Programme Board took place in August 2021 and will continue to meet on a monthly basis. The Board is formed of PAs, Scottish Government, Independent Support Organisations plus more, with the shared aim of ensuring the integration of PAs into the overall social care workforce. Purpose of […]

Experiences of SDS in Moray

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Moray. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

Experiences of SDS in Glasgow

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Glasgow. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

PA Employer Handbook launched

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is proud to launch an update of the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, first published by the Scottish Government in 2014. https://paemployer.handbook.scot/ With thousands of PA employers across the country, and with tens of thousands of people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS), it’s important that both current and potential employers under […]

My Support, My Choice – Marginalised groups’ experiences of Self-directed Support

  New reports highlight the need for a more robust system of SDS for marginalised groups    Following the release of the national ‘My Support, My Choice’ report in October 2020, Self Directed Support Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have now launched a suite of thematic reports focused on the experiences of different population groups accessing Self-directed Support (SDS) / social care.   These reports explore the experiences of:  […]

My Support, My Choice

My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland           My Support, My Choice thematic reports My Support, My Choice local authority reports and feedback sessions:  Scottish Borders Glasgow Moray South Lanarkshire Dumfries and Galloway  Reports and findings Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland – or […]

Redeveloping the PA Employer’s handbook.

A number of years ago the Scottish Government, SDSS, SPAEN and others, including SDSS members, were involved in the development of a PA Employer’s Handbook, which was published in 2014. A huge amount has changed since then, for example, Auto Enrolment, Living Wage, Sleepover rates, and even the way we talk about SDS and social care.  The Scottish […]