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Human Rights Principles in Digital Health and Social Care

The ALLIANCE, Scottish Care and VOX (Voices Of eXperience) are working together to support the development of rights based digital health and social care policy and practice across Scotland. They are exploring six principles for a human rights based approach to digital health and social care. Throughout this work, they want to engage with people who access services and people […]

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Equally Valued: Equally Connected – ALLIANCE Annual Conference

You can now register for a series of online events as part of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland’s (ALLIANCE) annual conference, Equally Valued: Equally Connected. From 7 – 11 June 2021, the ALLIANCE’s week-long annual conference provides time and space to come together to reflect and discuss key issues. This year’s themes include: […]

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Mental health, inclusion and social care

You’re invited to explore mental health, inclusion and social care at the ALLIANCE’s annual conference this June. The experiences of people with lived experience of mental health issues in relation to Self-directed Support (SDS) will be explored as part of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland’s (ALLIANCE) annual conference on 10 June 2021. Dr […]

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Donald Macleod joins IRISS FM to discuss My Support, My Choice

A new podcast on My Support, My Choice featuring SDSS Chief Executive, Donald Macleod and Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications at the ALLIANCE, is now available. As part of Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland’s Digital Gathering, Donald and Lucy joined IRISS FM to discuss SDS in Scotland. The podcast focuses on the […]

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SDSS AGM 2020 – My Support, My Choice

Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications, The ALLIANCE, joined us for our AGM on Thursday 12 November 2020 to discuss My Support, My Choice, and answer questions from the attendees.  My Support, My Choice is a project between Self Directed Support Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, which includes vital […]

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ALLIANCE: Self Management Fund now Open for Applications

Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development is now open for applications from 26 October 2020 until 9.00am 18 January 2021 The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland has announced that the Self Management Fund is now open for applications. This Fund supports projects that increase the capacity of the people of Scotland to live […]

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My Support, My Choice

My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland           My Support, My Choice thematic reports My Support, My Choice local authority reports and feedback sessions:  Scottish Borders Glasgow Moray Reports and findings Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland – or had been assessed in the […]

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Derek Feeley responds to social care review questions

Last week, some of our members submitted questions to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent review of adult social care, as part of the ALLIANCE’s annual conference. They asked how the independent review for Scotland’s social care service links with existing adult social care reform measures and in what way are these underpinned by a […]

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Audit Scotland report: Health and social care integration: update on progress

Audit Scotland have recently a new report on the progress and status of Health and social care integration. Their own summary states: ‘While some improvements have been made to the delivery of health and social care services, Integration Authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real […]

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My Support, My Choice research #MySupportMyChoice19

My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland is now available to read online, with an Easy Read version available too.      The ‘My Support My Choice’ survey is now closed.  The ‘My Support My Choice’ research has its origins in a 2016 pilot study conducted by Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) which explored service […]

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