Scottish Govt ‘SDS Communications Group’ Survey

Scottish Govt ‘SDS Communications Group’ Survey: How do people learn about SDS?

The Scottish Government Communications Group was set up to look at SDS communications, specifically around Outcome 1 of the 2016/18 SDS Implementation Plan which states:

Supported people have more choice and control

Citizens are engaged, informed, included and empowered to make choices about their support. They are treated with dignity and respect and their contribution is valued

Within this Outcome, it was stated that the Scottish Government and SDSS will lead a National Communication Group to promote: ‘a clearer, shared understanding of Self-directed Support across Scotland’

As part of the work of this group, they would like to undertake 2 activities:

  1. A Questionnaire looking at how people access information about SDS
  2. Workshops to check the quality and relevance of information and resources on SDS – to identify examples of best practise

The Consultation Events looking at information and resources on SDS are happening in July and will take place across Scotland. You only need to attend one event if you can and these will be on:

Edinburgh: Thursday 5th July from 10am – 2pm Venue: Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 Saint Mary’s Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU


Glasgow: Wednesday 11th July from 10am – 2pm Venue: The Teacher Building 14, Saint Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB


Perth: Tuesday 17th July from 10am – 2pm Venue: Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

The links take you to an Eventbrite page where you can find more information and book to attend one of the above dates.

If you have any queries about the Questionnaire you can contact Bronach Hughes at:

Any queries about the Consultation Events you can contact Janet Crozier at NHS Education for Scotland on:

Tel: (0141) 531 2687


NHS Social Services Knowledge Hub:

Twitter: @sds_ssks

Self Directed Support Scotland

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