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Local Authority guidance on implementing free personal care for under 65s.

New guidance on implementing free personal care for under 65s has been issued to Local Authorities across the country. This guidance has been issued ahead of April 1st, which is when the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2018, will come into force. This legislation extends free personal care to […]

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New report. Awareness of the Carers (Scotland) Act : Experiences of Carers in Scotland

  Coalition of carers in Scotland have recently published a short report and recommendations for HSCPs and the wider community on improving access to support, information and advice for carers. You can access the report here

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Statutory Guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Statutory Guidance This document contains Statutory Guidance on social care assessment and associated process. The guidance covers adults, children, young carers and adult carers.

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Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

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Call to action! Scrap the Care Tax – Don’t tax us to go to the toilet!

The Scottish Government’s proposal to extend Free Personal Care means that disabled people will still have to pay hundreds of pounds a month for their social care, including if they need help to use the toilet when out and about. On October 23rd a protest will be taking place to ask the Scottish Government to […]

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SDS Implementation Plan 2019-21, what’s next?

Many of you will have been involved in the development of the existing SDS Implementation Plan and will be wondering what next for SDS implementation? The current Implementation Plan runs from 2016-2018, and Scottish Government wants to hear from you on what is working well, what needs to change at national level, and what you […]

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Influencing National SDS implementation

SDSS are involved in representing the views of our members ona national level in order to influence future SDS implementation. Find out more about what this project has involved over the last year.        

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Speak Your Mind! Dementia, and SDS Event

Speak Your Mind! Dementia, SDS and Promoting Individual Autonomy Friday 19th October 2018 – in Glasgow 10:00 am – 12:00 noon This FREE event will look at how self-directed support can promote individual autonomy for people with dementia, particularly in situations where there are actual or potential interventions under mental health, adults with incapacity or […]

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Pocket-sized Guide on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

The Coalition of Carers have produced a 2 page guide to what people can expect from the new Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. They outline the Carer Pathway to getting the support that Carers need, through the provision of information, to having a good conversation and to making sure Carers needs are being met. You can […]

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

The fund is open for applications from third sector organisations – charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups,based in Scotland who are currently providing support to carers which is aligned with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This funding is to improve their capacity to carry out their role in local implementation of the Act. Your organisation […]

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