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UK Government Survey on Strategy for Disabled People

The Scottish Government has launched a public survey to gather views of disabled people, carers, charities and stakeholders on the content of a National Strategy for Disabled People, which is due to be launched in spring of this year. The UK Disability Survey continues the engagement that was carried out across government throughout 2020, and […]

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SAVE THE DATE – SDS National Voice 2021

We’re delighted to confirm that our annual National Voice conference will be taking place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. This year, following COVID-19 advice and guidance, the event will take place online, however you’ll still have the opportunity to attend workshops and network thanks to our selected platform. Last year’s event was a roaring success […]

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Clear your head

With a national lockdown in place throughout January and winter generally being a tougher time for people, It’s OK to not feel yourself right now. The Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head Campaign encourages you to be kind to yourself by making the most of daylight and connecting with nature to get through to brighter days […]

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New Guide to Running a Charity or Social Enterprise (2020-2021)

Third Force News (TFN) publishes New Guide to running a Charity: A new resource is available to any charity or social enterprise in Scotland. The new guide looks at areas of development for organisations including: Finances Staffing and Human Resources Working from Home and Flexible Working Virtual Governance Online events Bank Accounts Legal Advice The […]

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Personal Assistant COVID-19 Testing – workshops

Expansion of testing to adult care at home (Adult Day Centres/services; Sheltered Housing and Multiple Occupancies; Personal Assistants; wider Care at Home staff) To support the expansion of testing to the above staff and settings, the Scottish Government has arranged a number of online workshops for providers and staff in the sector. These will provide […]

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Parent Club

Finding the right information and support as a parent can be difficult. That’s why the Scottish Government created Parent Club, an online hub full of up-to-date guidance on your child’s health and education. Parent Club features hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help parents […]

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ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Corra Foundation Coronavirus Grants ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund has reopened and will operate on a rolling basis closing once all funds have been allocated. The #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund will help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including responding to the impact of Coronavirus. The fund will provide grants of […]

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New e-learning Platform from Your Options Understood

Connect with a new e-learning resource today: Designed and delivered by Dr Danielle Farrel, the Managing Director of Your Options Understood  (Y.O.U) who has first-hand experience of living with a disability, this e-learning platform offers a unique insight into the world of disability by delivering a high standard alternative to face to face training on […]

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Learning from our first virtual event – Paving the Way

‘Paving the Way’ was Self Directed Support Scotland’s 2020 AGM, and it was our first major virtual event since the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, our AGM was a day for our members to come together to learn more about Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) in person, with networking and workshops. Given that face-to-face events were prohibited […]

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Webinar Wednesday

Join our Chief Executive, Donald Macleod, on Wednesday (13 January) as he chats with the team at In Control Scotland about Self-Directed Support and the findings from the My Support, My Choice research. As part of In Control Scotland’s weekly webinar, Donald and project partner Lucy Mulvagh, from the ALLIANCE, will be live to answer […]

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