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SDS Scotland Members Training for 2021 – 2022

Book you place now! Getting to Grips with SDS An opportunity to look at key elements of the Self Directed Support Legislation and Guidance, in terms of what SDS is based on, what it is trying to achieve and the rights and choices that people have under the legislation. Common myths around SDS will be […]

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Personal Assistant Programme Board

Workshop opportunities for Personal Assistants (PAs) and employers.  SDS Scotland is supporting the work of the Personal Assistant (PA) Programme Board, which aims to identify potential solutions to ensure that PAs become integrated into the social care workforce with the same recognition, rights and support as every other worker. As part of this work, we’d […]

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Experiences of SDS in Moray

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Moray. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

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Experiences of SDS in Glasgow

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Glasgow. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

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Self-employed Personal Assistants’ survey

Share your insight into self-employed Personal Assistants We are looking to better understand the experiences of self-employed PAs and those who contract or work alongside them. By sharing your experience, you can help inform a report which will bring together the sector’s views of the benefits, responsibilities, legalities and risks. Our survey will be open […]

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Future training opportunities

With members at the heart of what we do, SDS Scotland will be offering a diverse and relevant training programme to members this year. These will include training sessions on: Making Participation Requests under the Community Empowerment Act Getting it Right for every Child (GiRFEC) and Self-directed Support Setting up and using a Salesforces database […]

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Self Directed Support Covid-19 Survey 2021

Survey of COVID-19 Guidance for Option 1 and 2 of Self Directed Support (SDS) The Coalition of Carers and the SDS Collective would like to understand how the Scottish Government’s Guidance for people receiving Option 1 and 2 of SDS has been implemented in practise. What is this survey about? In May 2020, the Scottish […]

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National Care Service Consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a National Care Service, setting out their proposals to improve the way social care is delivered in Scotland. The consultation comes after the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland found that current structures have not fully delivered the improvements intended to be achieved by integration […]

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Experiences of SDS in Scottish Borders

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scottish Borders. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS […]

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Disability Equality Training for SDSS Members

SDSS Members are invited to register for Disability Equality Training on Thursday 26 August 2021. Disability Equality Training was designed by disabled people to enable people to explore the essential issues that influence perceptions and perspectives of disability and determine the impact this has upon attitudes, service design and delivery. Disability Equality training is designed […]

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