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Experiences of SDS in Moray

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 Moray. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

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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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Experiences of SDS in Scottish Borders

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 Scottish Borders. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS […]

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Making caring visible and valued

This week (7 – 13 June 2021) is Carers Week and an opportunity to raise awareness of caring, highlight challenges faced by unpaid carers and recognise the contribution they make throughout the country. With new challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their friends and family. It’s […]

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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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People with Learning Disabilities’ Experiences of SDS

Scottish Learning Disability Week (10 – 16 May 2021), is a chance to focus attention on the lives of people with learning/ intellectual disabilities in Scotland. It is a chance to raise awareness of issues and inequalities, achievements and talents. The week matters because there are over 125,000 people in Scotland who have learning/intellectual disabilities, […]

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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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LGBT+ People’s Experiences of SDS

This LGBT+ History Month (February 2021), it’s important we recognise LGBT+ people’s experiences of Self-directed Support (SDS) and how to improve them. My Support, My Choice As part of our ‘My Support, My Choice’ research project, we heard from a range of disabled people and people living with long term conditions who are LGBT+. Accessing […]

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Time to Talk Day 2021

Our mental health is as important as our physical health and, now more than ever, conversations must be had to help reduce stigma and support those with poor mental health.   Following the publication of “My Support, My Choice: People with Mental Health Problems’ Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care”, we know that stigma […]

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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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