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Welcome to the SDSS website.

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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 both local and national level. We highlight excellence in social care delivery to ensure that disabled people have full choice and control over their lives in line with the vision and key principles of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

I was expecting the Scottish Government SDS site, why have I arrived here?

The Scottish Government Self-directed Support website is no longer in use and the Scottish Government Social Care Team are developing a new site in line with the new Adult Social Care Reform Programme.

In the meantime, we (SDSS) have worked with Scottish Government to ensure you have access to the information you need on SDS, you can use our site so that you can find local Independent Support on SDS and other relevant information. You can hear the latest on SDS from the Scottish Government Social Care Team follow them on Twitter at: @SG_SDSPolicy

Information relating to the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 and relevant legislation can be found on the main Scottish Government website here.

Making use of the SDSS site

‘Find Help’ Click the ‘Find Help’ button on the top right corner of this page to find your local SDSS member. Our members provide local independent information and support on social care support and can help you in to access SDS.

FAQs Visit our FAQs page to find out more about SDS.

Additional resources Visit our resources page where we have published a range of useful resources. Contact your local member for specialist support in your area.