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Privacy statement: My Support, My Choice Survey User experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Notice: This is an anonymous survey, but we will ask you for personal data including your health status and the local authority area you live in. If you choose to respond to the survey, the questions will capture your views and opinions. You do not need to answer all […]

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Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether certain organisations – or classes of organisation – delivering health and social care functions, but currently not subject to the Freedom of Information Act Scotland, should be brought within scope of the Freedom of Information legislation.  This could, of course, impact on the SDSS members. The full consultation […]

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SDSS Office Christmas hours.

Season’s Greetings! The SDSS office will be closed for Christmas from 20th December and will reopen on Monday 6th January.  

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Self-directed Support factsheet (Arabic)

Introduction to SDS factsheet produced by SDSS. This factsheet covers the following areas: The vision and ethos of SDS. The four SDS options. Eligibility. SDS legislation. The Independent Living Movement. Where to get support with SDS. Download here. 

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Welcome to the SDSS website.

Who are SDSS? Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) represents organisations run by and for disabled people. Our members support thousands of people across Scotland with their social care choices, making use of their local knowledge and often their own lived experience. We work together to ensure that the voice of disabled people is heard at […]

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New training and development opportunity with in Control Scotland: ‘Working Together for Change’

        Collegues at in Control Scotland have developed a new training and development programme about people being in control and directing their own support. The ‘Working Together for Change’ is an eight-day programme for family carers, disabled people, people who work in social work, social care and health services. The programme will […]

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Call for participants! ‘Costing Good SDS’ research project.

        Do you currently receive SDS? Are you considering SDS? Or, do you care for someone who receives SDS? We want to know about your experiences! Self Directed Support Scotland is pleased to support the Costing Good SDS research project, a partnership between the University of Stirling and Glasgow Centre for Inclusive […]

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SDSS AGM 2019: Programme launched.

    SDSS are delighted to launch the he final programme for the SDSS AGM 2019 which is now available here. There are still a few place remaining for SDSS Members here, booking closes on Friday 8th November at 5pm. If you are attending the events please see information about getting to the venue here.  […]

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Redeveloping the PA Employer’s handbook.

A number of years ago the Scottish Government, SDSS, SPAEN and others, including SDSS members, were involved in the development of a PA Employer’s Handbook, which was published in 2014. A huge amount has changed since then, for example, Auto Enrolment, Living Wage, Sleepover rates, and even the way we talk about SDS and social care.  The Scottish […]

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Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.

The Scottish Government understands that social care providers will already have undertaken contingency planning and resilience development steps to prepare for possible EU Exit disruptions. However, there is no clear national view as to the scope or complexity of these local resilience arrangements for social care providers. Scottish Government have designed a questionnaire to better […]

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