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SDS Improvement Plan 2023 – 2027: SDSS Member Consultation Sessions

December 15, 2022
Start date: January 25, 2023
End date: February 3, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Members event

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Developing the new SDS Improvement Plan for 2023 – 2027

A new strategic plan is being developed to improve the implementation of Self-Directed Support in Scotland. 

Since the passing of the Self-Directed Support (Scotland) Act in 2013 and the accompanying strategy, several multi-year Implementation Plans have been in place to drive forward SDS implementation.  

As the last plan expired in 2021, there have been calls for a new plan that will set out the course of SDS improvement over the coming years. 

With the development of the National Care Service on the horizon, we hope that actions included in this plan, and learning from them, will influence its development. The plan will be an important place to capture learning from best practice in the delivery of social care, and to show how to overcome persistent challenges in making choice and control about social care a reality for everyone. 

The draft plan is being co-developed by a working group including representatives from Scottish Government, COSLA, Social Work Scotland, Self Directed Support Scotland, and others.

An open engagement process will take place throughout January-February 2023 to enable as many stakeholders as possible to contribute their views on draft actions that will inform the final plan 

SDS Scotland are holding a number of consultation sessions for members. These will be on:

  • Wednesday, 25 January 2.30pm – 4.00pm
  • Thursday, 26 January 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Wednesday, 1 February 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • Friday, 3 February 11.00am – 12.30pm

This is the opportunity for you to use your experience to influence what goes into the plan and how the plan will be implemented in practice.

A consultation paper around the SDS Implementation Plan will be published in January 2023 and we’ll update you on this when it happens.

Book a place on one of the consultation sessions on Eventbrite here:

If you have any questions about the sessions, please get in touch with:

Mark Han-Johnston

Tel: 07949 143433