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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 as 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 the […]

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What’s next for Self-Directed Support?

Self Directed Support Scotland’s (SDSS) Chair, Florence Garabedian, recently joined leading experts in social care to share her thoughts on what’s next for self-directed support in an online seminar held by healthandcare.scot. You can watch the full event on YouTube here, however healthandcare.scot have also published two reports on the event. The first of the […]

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SDS at Centre Stage. Reflecting on SDS AGM 2019.

On November 13th 2019 the SDSS AGM took place in Perth at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall. There were 51 delegates in attendance from a range of membership organisations from across Scotland. The event was as an opportunity to discuss the work of SDSS over the last 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges, and […]

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SDS National Voice 2019 report published and videos available!

On the 13th March 2019 Self Directed Support Scotland brought you ‘SDS National Voice: Local Stories’, at Stirling Court Hotel. An event for SDSS members, social care users, carers and those working in health and social care to discuss good practice in social care delivery, and what we can do to ensure that SDS implementation […]

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Getting out of the woods? Reflecting on the SDSS AGM 2018.

At the start of the month our AGM took place in with co-hosts SDS Forum East Renfrewshire. There were 49 delegates in total in attendance from a range of membership organisations from across Scotland. As well as an opportunity to discuss the work of SDSS over the last 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges and […]

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SDS Collective Launch – 21st November 2018 in Glasgow – be there!

Launch of the SDS Collective! The SDS Collective is a group of advocacy and campaigning organisations which have come together to promote improved practice in the development of Self-Directed Support in Scotland. Recognising that Self-Directed Support is the mainstream form of social care provision in Scotland, the SDS Collective exists to address the restrictions on […]

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SDSS AGM 2018: Programme launch!

SDSS are delighted to release the full programme for our upcoming AGM on Thursday 1st November which will be an opportunity for members to  discuss the last year and hear more about upcoming SDSS research. This event will give members an exclusive look at our new and improved website and database for Independent Support. During […]

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