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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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Consultation on an SDS Strategy for Highlands

Consultation on Self Directed Support (SDS) Strategy for Highlands: NHS Highland and the Highland Council have come together with local stakeholders to develop a draft  Self-directed Support Strategy for the Highlands. This is an opportunity to influence the content of the overall Strategy, as well as being involved in the implementation of that Strategy in […]

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Carer’s Allowance Supplement

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee are asking for written views on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill. The Bill provides for an increase in the amount of the carer’s allowance supplement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount. The […]

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Consultation on the new Adult Disability Payment Benefit in Scotland

Give your views on the new benefit replacing PIP for disabled people in Scotland The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment (ADP). Adult Disability Payment is a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland. This form of assistance is provided […]

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Consultation Session on Standards for SDS

Have your say on the development of Standards for Self-directed Support Social Work Scotland is leading the work to develop Standards for Self-directed Support (SDS) that will apply throughout Scotland. These Standards are to be implemented by all Scottish Local Authorities and will form part of the work of the Independent Review of Adult Social […]

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New Inquiry launched: ‘ The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equalities and human rights.’

    On April 27th 2020 Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee launched a COVID-19 Inquiry which seeks to identify the evidence that some groups of people are experiencing disproportionately negative impacts of the coronavirus, and by some of the measures taken to deal with it. This Inquiry is open for responses until January […]

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Health & Sport Committee Inquiry into Adult Social Care Support

We shared information with you at the end of last year about the Health and Sport Committee’s launch of an inquiry into Adult Social Care Support. The Committee wants to explore the future delivery of social care in Scotland and what is required to meet future needs. Key questions for the inquiry focus on hearing […]

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Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether certain organisations – or classes of organisation – delivering health and social care functions, but currently not subject to the Freedom of Information Act Scotland, should be brought within scope of the Freedom of Information legislation.  This could, of course, impact on the SDSS members. The full consultation […]

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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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Public Health Scotland Consultation: have you say!

      The Scottish Government, in partnership with COSLA has published a six week consultation seeking views on Public Health Scotland and the necessary legislative changes that are required to establish the body. The consultation will focus on a number of areas including: Governance and accountability Outcomes and performance Functions and structure Future relationships […]

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