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Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

The Robertson Trust have recently launched a pilot grant ‘Wee Grants for Wee Groups’ which may interest SDSS members. The fund is available to both charities and constituted groups and is for funding of between £500 – £2000. The application process is fairly straightforward they don’t ask for any formal reporting after using the money. […]

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Potential funder, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

  About the Social Change fund The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has a fund focused on projects working towards social change, with three main funding priorities: • Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups • Place – revitalising community life • Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality You can read more details about […]

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Revised guidance on charging for residential accommodation: July 2019.

  The Scottish Government has released updated guidance on charging for residential accommodation, effective as of the 28th June 2019. Access the guidance here.

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Technology Enabled Care: Tests of Change 2019/20

TEC: Tests of Change 2019/20 The Technology Enabled Care Programme Team are inviting applicants to participate in their 2019/20 Tests of Change initiative. Last year there was a very strong response to their invitation for applications which led to the initiation of their ‘Service Innovation Pipeline’ approach. This year they are keen to build on […]

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Disclosure bill update.

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 12 June 2019. A copy of the bill can be found on the Scottish Parliament website here. The bill sets out proposals to modernise and improve the proportionality of the state disclosure system in Scotland. The Government’s response to the consultation has now been […]

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Thank you!

Thank you for completing your membership renewal with SDSS Scotland. We really appreciate the time taken on this, please do feel free to check out your organisations entry in our public database by selecting ‘Find help’ in the top right of this page and searching for your services. What’s next? We will be in touch […]

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Latest on social care policy: Adult Social Care Reform programme launched.

The much anticipated Adult Social Care Reform programme was launched on Wednesday at the Social Work Scotland conference. You can find out all about the programme here and see the programme framework here. At SDSS we are delighted to see the reform programme being launched, and are very hopeful that it will bring the opportunity to […]

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SDSS membership year 2018-19 developments and more to come!

As the 2018-19 membership year comes to an end we have put together a list of highlights from the last year and key developments to increase the support that we provide to members. Read more to recap on the year and to find out how to stay involved in 2019-20! The launch of My Support, […]

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SDS National Voice 2019 report published!

On the 13th March 2019 Self Directed Support Scotland brought you ‘SDS National Voice: Local Stories’, at Stirling Court Hotel. An event for SDSS members, social care users, carers and those working in health and social care to discuss good practice in social care delivery, and what we can do to ensure that SDS implementation […]

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