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Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is a membership organisation. The focus and direction of our work reflects the needs and priorities of our membership in their role in supporting people across Scotland.

Our member organisations come from all areas of Scotland and each organisation is concerned with supporting the implementation and development of self-directed support (SDS) in their area and beyond.

If you would be interested in applying for membership please email our Membership Development Executive:

Member News

The National Care Service: the bill and how service design will progress
June 10, 2022

Yesterday’s meeting of the Scottish Government Personal Assistant Programme Board, provided further insight into the ...

Annual PA Workforce Survey
April 4, 2022

A survey to influence the Personal Assistants (PA) Programme Board and provide tangible support to ...

Civil Rights First Training Survey: Tell us what you'd like included
March 9, 2022

A training opportunity for all members SDS Scotland are now planning to develop a training programme ...

Developing the Personal Assistant Handbook: looking for PA involvement
March 9, 2022

Looking for PAs to share their story and make a Video Case Study SDS Scotland are ...

New Updated Guidance from Scottish Government of SDS during Pandemic
March 9, 2022

Guidance reinforces need for increased flexibility for SDS during the Pandemic The Guidance covers both children ...

Implementing the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: Digital Certificates Research
March 9, 2022

Research on Digital Disclosure Certificates: As part of the implementation of the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020, ...

The National Care Service Consultation: Analysis of responses
March 9, 2022

Scottish Government publishes responses to National Care Service Consultation The Scottish Government has recently published their ...

Experiences of SDS in Highland
March 8, 2022

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) ...

Social Care: Scottish Government PVG Waiver
February 3, 2022

Social Care Workforce newstarts to benefit from Scottish Government PVG waiver When any new people start ...