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The National Care Service: the bill and how service design will progress

Yesterday’s meeting of the Scottish Government Personal Assistant Programme Board, provided further insight into the progression of the National Care Service Bill,  due to introduced to Parliament later this month.  It’s the first step in legislating a change of model and highlighted were its stages and timeline and the opportunities that people will have to […]

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Personal Assistant Newsletter June 2022

Download this PA Programme Newsletter – June 2022 Editor’s welcome Donald Macleod, Chief Executive, SDSS This is the second of a series of newsletters to let you know about the exciting work that is going on in relation to your roles as Personal Assistants. This work is being led by a Scottish Government board, the […]

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Annual PA Workforce Survey – Analysis Underway

Following meetings to update on the first Annual PA Workforce Survey and fairly imminent production of a preliminary report and analysis, below is an outline of existing thoughts on themes and a link to the SDS Forum for discussion on these and any ideas you have about the analysis and purpose of this data plus […]

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Join the Team – SDSS are recruiting!

SDSS are recruiting a Communications Manager! Communications Manager (CE24) Full time or part time, up to  £33,500 Closing date Monday, Jun 27, 09:30 Our new Communications Manager will have confidence in creating and delivering our communication strategy across a wide range of events and media, and to diverse audiences. Could this be you?  You will […]

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Personal Assistant Newsletter March 2022

Download The Personal Assistant Newsletter March 2022 Editor’s welcome Donald Macleod, Chief Executive, SDSS This is the first of a series of newsletters to let you know about some exciting work that is going on in relation to your roles as Personal Assistants. This work is being led by a Scottish Government board, the PA Programme […]

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Annual PA Workforce Survey

A survey to influence the Personal Assistants (PA) Programme Board and provide tangible support to improve the situation for personal assistants in Scotland has been launched by SDSS. You may be aware of the work of the PA Programme Board: a channel for Scottish Government and a range of stakeholders, including independent organisations like ourselves, […]

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Minister Letter: PA Programme Board Actions

A letter from the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care Kevin Stewart MSP outlining PA Programme Board actions went out today to the 5,000 strong cohort of Personal Assistants who received a thank you payment for services during pandemic lockdown.   The Letter The letter which you can read here introduces the work of […]

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New listing for Personal Assistants Jobs across Scotland

A new opportunity to advertise PA roles across Scotland My Job Scotland have now created a listing for Personal Assistant jobs across Scotland that are being advertised by local organisations. If you are a group or organisation that advertises PA roles in your area, you can ask to have your details added to the My […]

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Civil Rights First Training Survey: Tell us what you’d like included

A training opportunity for all members SDS Scotland are now planning to develop a training programme for members during 2022 – 2023. One of the opportunities we would like to offer comes from an organisation called Civil Rights First. Civil Rights First is a FREE advice and advocacy service to all citizens, on a range […]

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Developing the Personal Assistant Handbook: looking for PA involvement

Looking for PAs to share their story and make a Video Case Study SDS Scotland are developing a Personal Assistant Handbook for all PAs across Scotland. This will be a sister publication of the online PA Employer Handbook that you can find here: The PA Employer Handbook As part of this development SDS Scotland have […]

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