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Direct payments factsheet

Direct Payments factsheet published by SDSS. This factsheet covers the following topics/questions: What is a Direct Payment? A Direct Payment is 1 of the 4 options of Self-directed Support. Who can get a Direct Payment? What can a Direct Payment be used for? Can an individual get support to manage their Direct Payment? Download here.

Disabled People’s SDS Organisations.

Disabled People’s SDS Organisations factsheet Download here

Independent Living factsheet

Independent Living factsheet published by SDSS. This factsheet covers the following topics/questions: What is Independent Living? What is the Independent Living Movement and where did it begin? How does society need to change to make Independent Living achievable for all? Where can I find more information about Independent Living? Download here.

Models of Disability factsheet

Models of Disability factsheet published by SDSS. This factsheet covers the following topics/questions: What is a ‘model of disability’? What is the Social Model of Disability? What is the Medical Model of Disability? Examples of the Social Model and the Individual/Medical Model in everyday contexts. The Affirmative Model of Disability. Download here

Support Planning factsheet

Support Planning factsheet published by SDSS. This factsheet covers the following topics/questions: What is a support plan? What information should go into a support plan? Who can help with putting a support plan together? Where can I find more information about support planning? Download here.

Self-directed Support factsheet

  Introduction to SDS factsheet produced by SDSS. This factsheet covers the following areas: The vision and ethos of SDS. The four SDS options. Eligibility. SDS legislation. The Independent Living Movement. Where to get support with SDS. Download here  This factsheet is also available in Polish and Arabic.  

New report. Awareness of the Carers (Scotland) Act : Experiences of Carers in Scotland

  Coalition of carers in Scotland have recently published a short report and recommendations for HSCPs and the wider community on improving access to support, information and advice for carers. You can access the report here

Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross launch ‘Accessibility Guide Perth.’

The Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross have recently produced a handy accessibility guide for the Central Perth area. This was produced with help from Perth College and funded by the Creative Community Fund. The guide highlights accessibility in key areas of interest, as well as local cafes/restaurants. The guide shows where you can find […]

Social Work Scotland Report: ‘Best Practice and Local Authority Progress in Self-Directed Support.’

Social Work Scotland have recently released a report that aims to share good practice examples and promote learning between local authority areas and across different fields of practice. 15 of the 32 Scottish local authorities came forward to offer evidence and examples of best practice in SDS implementation as follows: Angus The City of Edinburgh […]

Our take on ‘SDS Data Under Development 2016-17’

Many of you will be familiar with the SDS Data Under Development figures, the most up to date of which, covering 2016-17, were released last month. The recent figures show a marked increase in what is described as the ‘SDS Implementation Rate’, now up to 70% at a national level. You may wonder what that […]