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Report on Disabled People’s experiences during COVID-19

Inclusion Scotland Report Highlights Disabled People’s Experiences during COVID-19 Inclusion Scotland have published a report on Disabled People’s experiences during COVID-19, based on a Survey of 822 disabled people accessing social care support across Scotland, during the current Coronavirus crisis. They found that Disabled people and their carers are under significant pressure because: Social care […]

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CILPK Recruiting for Managers Post in Perth and Kinross

CILPK recruiting for Managers Post to cover Maternity Leave: CILPK is an independent, user led, disability organisation and are looking for a motivated individual to join their organisation to cover the Managers Post for Maternity Cover. Applicants should be well organised, have good communication skills and experience of working with disabled people. The post will […]

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Extension of Funding for Independent SDS Information and Support Services

Scottish Government Extends Funding for SIRD Projects for 12 Months: We are delighted to hear that the Scottish Government has announced the extension of the Support in the Right Direction (SIRD) funding, for the delivery of Independent SDS Information and Support across Scotland. We see this as a further recognition of the central role that […]

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Thank you for Renewing Membership for 2020 – 2021

Renewal Highlights Members On-going Needs: Thank you to all the organisations that renewed their membership with SDSS for another year. Your membership packs will be with you shortly. You told us lots of things about your activity, the challenges you face and the areas you would like support with. These include: Developing relationships with Local […]

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SAMH Research on Impact of COVID-19 and Mental Health

SAMH Research on Impact of COVID-19 and Mental Health SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) has launched new research into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on adults with mental health problems. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the way we have all lived our lives. These changes include fundamental changes to the way mental health care […]

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Membership Renewals 2020 – 2021: have commenced!

Our primary contacts of member organisations will have received their SDSS Membership Renewal email for 2020 – 2021. We really welcome your continued membership of SDSS for the coming year. We see greater opportunities for joint working, peer support and the strength of a wider, collective voice, as we live with the on-going challenge that […]

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Join the Team – SDSS are recruiting!

SDSS are looking for key people to take our organisation onto new heights with the recruitment of a Chief Executive and a Communications and Policy Manager. Chief Executive: Our new Chief Executive will understand where, when and how best to influence social care reform processes such that independent and local organisations are at the heart […]

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SDS National voice 2020: videos.

A full programme from the day can be found here, for your reference.

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Privacy notice. Independent Support: COVID-19 response survey. 

SDSS and Inspiring Scotland have come together for a joint project, as we want to demonstrate the vital role Independent Support Organisations have played throughout the COVID-19 crisis.. Legal basis for processing your Personal Data While we are not intending to collect any personal data as survey respondents are already known to us (see SDSS Legitimate Interests) we may […]

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New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.

    Scottish Government have now published COVID-19 guidance on Option 1 and Option 2 for Local Authorities and Health and Social Care Partnerships. This document will soon be accompanied by a series of FAQs aimed directly at those using Option 1 or 2. They will be available on the Social Work Scotland website here […]

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