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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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My Support, My Choice – Marginalised groups’ experiences of Self-directed Support

  New reports highlight the need for a more robust system of SDS for marginalised groups    Following the release of the national ‘My Support, My Choice’ report in October 2020, Self Directed Support Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have now launched a suite of thematic reports focused on the experiences of different population groups accessing Self-directed Support (SDS) / social care.   These reports explore the experiences of:  […]

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My Support, My Choice thematic reports

Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland – or had been assessed in the previous 12 months – took part in the largest direct consultation of SDS to date.  Below, you’ll find the suite of thematic reports focused on the experiences of different population groups accessing Self-directed Support (SDS) / social care.   People with Learning Disabilities’ Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care     […]

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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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SDSS AGM 2020 – My Support, My Choice

Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy and Communications, The ALLIANCE, joined us for our AGM on Thursday 12 November 2020 to discuss My Support, My Choice, and answer questions from the attendees.  My Support, My Choice is a project between Self Directed Support Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, which includes vital […]

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‘Paving the way’ – SDSS AGM 2020

Thursday 12 November  10am – 10:30am Members only 10:30am – 12:30pm Open to all  ‘Paving the way’ is Self Directed Support Scotland’s (SDSS) first major online event which features our 2020 AGM and showcases three major elements in influencing change and reform of Adult Social Care. This year has seen some incredible examples of social […]

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My Support, My Choice

My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland           My Support, My Choice thematic reports Reports and findings Between November 2018 and February 2020, over 600 people who received Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland – or had been assessed in the previous 12 months – took part in the largest direct consultation of SDS to date.   Today, we release the […]

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