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SDS Storytelling films.

New Storytelling films have been produced by the SSSC SDS and Integration Team. The film scenarios were co-designed through workshops held in 2018 which involved people from different parts of Scotland. The aim of the workshops was to co-create fictional characters and stories which would be developed to form short storytelling films, which honestly reflect the […]

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 […]

Experiences of SDS in Scottish Borders

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 Scottish Borders. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS […]

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 […]

Suicide prevention toolkit

COSLA and the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) have launched a new toolkit which will help every local authority in Scotland to develop a tailored action plan to prevent suicide. With examples of ‘best practice’ and links to online resources, the toolkit also includes guidance and information to help Scotland’s 32 local authorities develop […]

Coming soon – PA Employer Handbook

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) has been working with partners to update and redesign the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, first published by the Scottish Government in 2014. Following a survey of the handbook users and a number of changes over the years that have affected current and potential PA Employers under Option 1 of […]

New online SDS Forum launched!

SDS Scotland is proud to launch a new online forum where our members and stakeholders can come together to share best practice and discuss Self-directed Support (SDS) and social care in Scotland. It’s important that our members and stakeholders have access to the right information about Self-directed Support (SDS) when they need it. That’s why […]

SDSS AGM 2020 – My Support, My Choice

Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications, The ALLIANCE, joined us for our AGM on Thursday 12 November 2020 to discuss My Support, My Choice, and answer questions from the attendees.  My Support, My Choice is a project between Self Directed Support Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, which includes vital […]

SDSS AGM 2020 – Independent Review of Adult Social Care

Derek Feeley, Chair of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care, joined us for our AGM on Thursday 12 November 2020 to discuss the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland, and answer questions from the attendees.  In September, the First Minister announced that there would be an Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland […]

Carers Rights Day

Thursday 26 November is Carers Rights Day, which aims to bring organisations together to help carers know their rights and learn more about the help and support they’re entitled to. Did you know that there is a Carers Act which enhances the rights of carers in Scotland, and that carers can also be entitled to […]