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By My Side research logo
27 February 2024 | News

Have you had help to sort out your social care support? 

Complete the By My Side survey now:   We are doing a research project called By My Side, all about the support people get when they need help to…

The Personal Assistant Workforce Survey 2023 report
15 February 2024 | News

Latest Personal Assistant workforce survey findings published 

  The findings of the second Personal Assistant workforce survey have been published, giving an insight into the PA workforce in Scotland, what motivates and challenges them. Almost 800 PAs…

SDS National Voice 2024 A decade of learning
31 January 2024 | News

Programme announced for SDS National Voice 2024 conference

We are pleased to announce the programme for this year’s SDS National Voice conference, taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 28 March. SDS National Voice is…

12 January 2024 | News

SDSS response to post-legislative scrutiny of SDS Act

  The Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into how well the Self-directed Support legislation has worked since it came into force in…

11 January 2024 | News

Research into SDS information for people with sensory impairments

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are doing research into accessible information about Self-directed Support (SDS) for people with sensory impairments. They’d like to hear from any adult with…

ILF Scotland logo
10 January 2024 | News

Help shape the re-opening of the Independent Living Fund

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was created in 2015 following the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund, and is designed to support individuals who have complex disabilities to live…

18 December 2023 | News

PA newsletter – December 2023

The latest edition of imPAct – the newsletter for Personal Assistants across Scotland, has been published.   You can read the latest edition here:   Sign up to receive…

6 December 2023 | News

Latest developments in National Care Service

  The Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport, Maree Todd MSP, has given an update to the Scottish Parliament on the latest moves towards developing a National Care…

5 December 2023 | News

PA Employers and Personal Assistants sought to shape work on wellbeing

A new project aimed at improving the wellbeing of Personal Assistants in Scotland is seeking PAs and PA Employers to join expert groups to guide the work. The project also…

22 November 2023 | News

SDSS AGM 2023: round up

Our Annual General Meeting this year saw more than 80 people from our member organisations and across the sector get together to hear the latest updates on Self Directed Support,…

A pile of sticky notes with the word training written on the top one
20 November 2023 | News

Next steps for national PA training framework

The development of a National Training Framework for Personal Assistants and their Employers has taken a step forward, with a survey now complete and its results informing the development of…

11 October 2023 | News

New project will map the quality of Independent SDS Support in Scotland

SDS Scotland is undertaking a new piece of research to look into the quality of Independent Support in Scotland. Independent Support is provided by organisations across the country to help…

9 October 2023 | News

Recommendations made on inspection and regulation in social care

An independent review looking at the inspection and regulation of social care in Scotland has published a report into its findings. The Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR)…

14 September 2023 | News

Trial will test out new discount card for PAs

A pilot is to take place in Scotland to try out a new discount card for Personal Assistants. The Blue Sky Social Care Card was launched recently in England and…

14 September 2023 | News

PA newsletter – September 2023

The latest edition of imPAct – the newsletter for Personal Assistants across Scotland, has been published.   You can read the latest edition here:   Sign up to receive…