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SDSS AGM 2021 – register now

We’re inviting representatives and guests of our membership to join us on Tuesday 30 November for our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), followed by a series of Self-directed Support (SDS) related presentations and workshops. Since last year’s AGM, Paving the Way, there’s been some major developments in Scottish social care, including the findings from the […]

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Join our National Care Service consultation

We’re collating a response to the Scottish Government’s National Care Service consultation and are inviting members to contribute to a collective submission. Many of our members have been involved in the process to date, through discussions at our AGM and the SDS National Voice, both exploring the Independent Review of Adult Social Care with Derek […]

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Experiences of SDS in Glasgow

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Glasgow. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

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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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SDS National Voice 2021: The quality approach

You can now secure your place for our 2021 SDS National Voice conference, with special ‘early bird’ tickets available. We’re delighted to confirm that our annual National Voice conference will be taking place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. This year, following COVID-19 advice and guidance, the event will take place online, however you’ll still have […]

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SAVE THE DATE – SDS National Voice 2021

We’re delighted to confirm that our annual National Voice conference will be taking place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. This year, following COVID-19 advice and guidance, the event will take place online, however you’ll still have the opportunity to attend workshops and network thanks to our selected platform. Last year’s event was a roaring success […]

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Learning from our first virtual event – Paving the Way

‘Paving the Way’ was Self Directed Support Scotland’s 2020 AGM, and it was our first major virtual event since the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, our AGM was a day for our members to come together to learn more about Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) in person, with networking and workshops. Given that face-to-face events were prohibited […]

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Webinar Wednesday

Join our Chief Executive, Donald Macleod, on Wednesday (13 January) as he chats with the team at In Control Scotland about Self-Directed Support and the findings from the My Support, My Choice research. As part of In Control Scotland’s weekly webinar, Donald and project partner Lucy Mulvagh, from the ALLIANCE, will be live to answer […]

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Reflecting on our 2020 AGM: Paving the way

This year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our AGM went virtual with over 80 members (and non-members) joining us on the day.  The event, on Thursday 12 November, was an opportunity to discuss the work of Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) over the last 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges, and for members to have a say about […]

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