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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

  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 users’ experiences of Self-directed Support in 3 Local Authority areas in Scotland. In 2019-20 Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and Health […]

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.