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New listing for Personal Assistants Jobs across Scotland

A new opportunity to advertise PA roles across Scotland My Job Scotland have now created a listing for Personal Assistant jobs across Scotland that are being advertised by local organisations. If you are a group or organisation that advertises PA roles in your area, you can ask to have your details added to the My […]

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The National Care Service Consultation: Analysis of responses

Scottish Government publishes responses to National Care Service Consultation The Scottish Government has recently published their analysis of the responses they received from the consultation on the setting up of a National Care Service in Scotland. There are some interesting areas, covering: Access to care and support Complaints and putting things right Personal Assistants In […]

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An interview with Chief Exec Donald Macleod

Self Directed Support Scotland’s Chief Executive, Donald Macleod, recently caught up with healthandcare.scot to share his views on the proposed National Care Service (NCS) and the experiences of people accessing self-directed support (SDS). Discussing the lived experiences of those in receipt of SDS, Donald highlighted the challenges of supported people, especially during the pandemic, including […]

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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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National Care Service Consultation

Join our Members Consultation here. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a National Care Service, setting out their proposals to improve the way social care is delivered in Scotland. The consultation comes after the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland found that current structures have not fully delivered the improvements intended […]

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First Steps towards a National Care Service for Scotland

Setting up of the Social Covenant Steering Group: The Scottish Government have set up the group, which is made up of people with day-to-day experience of social care. This was a key recommendation of Derek Feeley’s Independent Review of Adult Social Care. You can see further details on the Independent Review here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/independent-review-adult-social-care-scotland/ You can […]

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Scottish Government pledge to deliver National Care Service

It is promising to see the Scottish Government commit to creating a National Care Service as recommended in the Feeley review (Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland). The National Care Service is set to oversee the delivery of care, improve standards, ensure enhanced pay and conditions for workers and provide better support for […]

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