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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 […]
An online Workshop on Equalities and Discrimination The Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) run a Helpline which advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. This workshop is open to SDS Scotland members, as well as having some limited tickets for people using Self-directed Support and […]
Share your views on Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation in Social Care The Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) was announced on 23rd September 2022. The IRISR will make recommendations to ensure that social care support services are the best that they can be for those that use them and work within them. IRISR […]
The DREAM, PLAN, LIVE Programme: Provides disabled people and their families with Person Centred Planning support delivered from a lived experience perspective in a unique and innovative way Assists disabled people and their families in exploring what an ‘ordinary life’ looks like for them Removes the barriers that disabled people often face Enables disabled people […]
This workshop will look at how Self Directed Support relates to meeting the needs of people with very high support needs. This will include: Looking at different scenarios like older people who need a high level of support to stay in their own home and don’t want to move into residential accommodation, but where they […]
Self Directed Support Scotland’s AGM will be taking place on: Monday 28 November 2022 10am – 3pm Online via Zoom Programme for the day 10.00 am – Self Directed Support Scotland’s AGM SDSS Members are invited to join us to hear about our work over the past year, our accounts, and approve the election of […]
There is brand new online resource now available to Personal Assistants and PA Employers across Scotland – the Personal Assistant and Personal Assistant Employer Handbook. SDSS and Carers of East Lothian are hosting information sessions to support carers to navigate the resource and seek guidance on topics related to the employment of Personal Assistants. The resource […]
We know that being a Personal Assistant Employer enables many people to choose the right people to support them to live life in the way they would like to. We also know that this comes with a certain amount of responsibility and challenges for PA Employers in recruiting PAs. We are also aware that Personal […]
There is brand new online resource now available to Personal Assistants and PA Employers across Scotland – the Personal Assistant and Personal Assistant Employer Handbook. We’re inviting people based in the Highlands to join us for an online information session to learn more about the Handbook and how to use it. There’s a chance […]
Learn about Equality Impact Assessments, the Public Sector Equality Duty and how they relate to SDS implementation in your area.