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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 Reports and findings Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland – or had been assessed in the previous 12 months – took part in the largest direct consultation of SDS to date.   Today, we release the […]

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 […]

My Support, My Choice research #MySupportMyChoice19

My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland is now available to read online, with an Easy Read version available too.      The ‘My Support My Choice’ survey is now closed.  The ‘My Support My Choice’ research has its origins in a 2016 pilot study conducted by Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) which explored service […]

A common purpose: 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.  The SDS Collective facebook page is now live here. The Advocacy Project are currently acting Secretariat, if you would like to find out more please email:

Influencing National SDS implementation

SDSS are involved in representing the views of our members on a national level in order to influence future SDS implementation. Find out more about what this project has involved over the last year.