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Annual PA Workforce Survey

A survey to influence the Personal Assistants (PA) Programme Board and provide tangible support to improve the situation for personal assistants in Scotland has been launched by SDSS. You may be aware of the work of the PA Programme Board: a channel for Scottish Government and a range of stakeholders, including independent organisations like ourselves, […]

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 […]

Experiences of SDS in Highland

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 Highland. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest […]

Thousands of Personal Assistants receive thank you payment

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) are proud to have been a part of the Scottish Government’s ‘thank you’ payment process for Personal Assistants (PAs), which delivered nearly 5,000 payments of up to £500 to PAs. Following months of planning with stakeholders, including Scottish Government, SDSS and payroll providers, on 30 June 2021, an online and […]

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 […]

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:  […]