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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 […]

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 […]

Support hub for unpaid carers and PA employers

Covid-19 has affected us all in many different ways, and our wellbeing is now more important than ever. That’s why we’ve partnered with national, local and professional bodies who have a shared passion for looking after the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our country’s health, and social services workers, to create Scotland’s National Wellbeing Hub […]

SDS National voice 2020: videos.

A full programme from the day can be found here, for your reference.

New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.

    Scottish Government have now published COVID-19 guidance on Option 1 and Option 2 for Local Authorities and Health and Social Care Partnerships. This document will soon be accompanied by a series of FAQs aimed directly at those using Option 1 or 2. They will be available on the Social Work Scotland website here […]

GDA ‘Covid-Resilience’ interim findings show that disabled people are left behind.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the team at Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) has been conducting outreach to understand the impact that COVID-19, and resulting measures, are having on disabled people. So far this has included: letters and surveys to 5000+ disabled people; wellbeing phone calls to 1550; in-depth survey completed by 1177; and […]