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Stand with GDA: Glasgow deserves better social care!

  Glasgow’s Senior Social Work officials have recently re-visitied a paper on resource allocation, which in June the Integrated Joint Board (IJB) refused due to concerns that the Equalities Impacts had not been considered, and that financial concerns capping individuals’ budgets could lead to forced institutionalisation. Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) and others are very concerned that if approved […]

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Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross launch ‘Accessibility Guide Perth.’

The Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross have recently produced a handy accessibility guide for the Central Perth area. This was produced with help from Perth College and funded by the Creative Community Fund. The guide highlights accessibility in key areas of interest, as well as local cafes/restaurants. The guide shows where you can find […]

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ILF #TrySomethingNew campaign launched

ILF Scotland has recently launched a new campaign to encourage young people living with a physical or mental impairment to apply for funding and #TrySomethingNew. The Transition Fund aims to encourage young people who need support to try new activities and experiences that will enhance their participation and social interaction with their communities, their independence […]

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Statutory Guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Statutory Guidance This document contains Statutory Guidance on social care assessment and associated process. The guidance covers adults, children, young carers and adult carers.

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Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

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Report: Self-directed Support in Scotland: Capturing the experience of people living with dementia.

A report produced by Community Catalysts, captures the experience of people living with dementia and their carers and how Self-directed Support has worked for them. For the purposes of this report in depth interviews with 5 people were undertaken and their experiences of SDS recorded, their stories form the backbone of this report. The report […]

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Getting out of the woods? Reflecting on the SDSS AGM 2018.

At the start of the month our AGM took place in with co-hosts SDS Forum East Renfrewshire. There were 49 delegates in total in attendance from a range of membership organisations from across Scotland. As well as an opportunity to discuss the work of SDSS over the last 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges and […]

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Audit Scotland report: Health and social care integration: update on progress

Audit Scotland have recently a new report on the progress and status of Health and social care integration. Their own summary states: ‘While some improvements have been made to the delivery of health and social care services, Integration Authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real […]

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Models of Disabilty

Models of Disability The Social Model At SDSS we follow the social model of disability and apply this to all of the work that we do. The Social Model of disability is a way of viewing the world and systems, developed by disabled people. The model says that people are disabled by barriers in society, not […]

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Site Accessibility

At SDSS we follow the Social Model of disability which means that we are committed to addressing barriers to make sure that everyone can access the information that they need. The website does not have a separate accessibility statement, this is because we have designed this site to be as accessible and usable as possible […]

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