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Coming soon – PA Employer Handbook

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) has been working with partners to update and redesign the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, first published by the Scottish Government in 2014. Following a survey of the handbook users and a number of changes over the years that have affected current and potential PA Employers under Option 1 of […]

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Scottish Government and COSLA – joint statement of intent

The Scottish Government and COSLA have issued a joint statement of intent outlining how they will work together to improve adult social care, following the publication of the recent Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (IRASC). The statement of intent includes how both parties will deliver the key foundation pillars set out in […]

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Reduction in available income charges for almost 1,000 ILFS recipients!

The Scottish government has pledged more money for the Independent Living Fund (ILF), meaning the available income charge will be reduced from a maximum of £83 to £43 per week. The welcomed announcement was made at our 2021 SDS National Voice conference by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, who said the ILF had been a “great […]

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A round up of the 2021 SDS National Voice

On Wednesday 17 March 2021, nearly 200 people including those with disabilities, their carers, social care professionals and Scottish Government came together virtually for the 2021 SDS National Voice. This year’s event aimed to strengthen the collaborative efforts being made by Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) members and stakeholders, through open discussion and the launch […]

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New online SDS Forum launched!

SDSS Scotland is proud to launch a new online forum where our members and stakeholders can come together to share best practice and discuss Self-directed Support (SDS) and social care in Scotland. It’s important that our members and stakeholders have access to the right information about Self-directed Support (SDS) when they need it. That’s why […]

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SDS National Voice 2021 – Programme

We’re excited to announce our full programme for our 2021 SDS National Voice: The quality approach. You can access the programme here.  And, if you’ve not already, secure your place at the event here.

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SILC’s Letter to the Human Rights Taskforce

As part of the Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC), we’re asking for the Co-Chairs of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership to build the principles of the United Nations General Comment 7,  a document that shows State Parties (Governments) what they need to do to recognise and support disabled people and Disabled People’s Organisations, […]

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Join our Board of Trustees

Are you an advocate for the Independent Living Movement in Scotland? If you support the philosophy of Independent Living and champion quality social care delivery, then we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for Trustees to join the Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) Board and Management Committee. This exciting role presents the opportunity to […]

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Confirmed workshops for SDS National Voice 2021

The 2021 SDS National Voice conference on Wednesday 17 March will focus on quality and closing the implementation gap between SDS policy and practice. In addition to hearing from key players in Scottish social care, you’ll have the chance explore current Self-directed Support (SDS) focused projects delivered by Self Directed Support Scotland members, partners and […]

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New Briefing Calls for Incorporation of Right to Independent Advocacy in Scotland

Putting Independent Advocacy at the heart of the new human rights statutory framework in Scotland A new briefing, published by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA), lays out the case for incorporation of the right to independent advocacy into Scots law. Incorporation is the process by which a right becomes […]

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