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New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.

    Scottish Government have now published COVID-19 guidance on Option 1 and Option 2 for Local Authorities and Health and Social Care Partnerships. This document will soon be accompanied by a series of FAQs aimed directly at those using Option 1 or 2. They will be available on the Social Work Scotland website here […]

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Cornonavirus (COVID-19) information for SDSS members and stakeholders.

  This page will be updated frequently as the situation develops. Last updated: 11th June, 14.10.  As members and key stakeholders will be aware Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing particular concern for those working in a social care context at the moment. There is lots of useful information available online, we have collated the most relevant […]

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Revised guidance on charging for residential accommodation: July 2019.

  The Scottish Government has released updated guidance on charging for residential accommodation, effective as of the 28th June 2019. Access the guidance here.

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Latest on social care policy: Adult Social Care Reform programme launched.

The much anticipated Adult Social Care Reform programme was launched on Wednesday at the Social Work Scotland conference. You can find out all about the programme here and see the programme framework here. At SDSS we are delighted to see the reform programme being launched, and are very hopeful that it will bring the opportunity to […]

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Public Health Scotland Consultation: have you say!

      The Scottish Government, in partnership with COSLA has published a six week consultation seeking views on Public Health Scotland and the necessary legislative changes that are required to establish the body. The consultation will focus on a number of areas including: Governance and accountability Outcomes and performance Functions and structure Future relationships […]

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Proposed Wheelchairs (Short-term access) (Scotland) Bill: consultation now open.

This Bill aims to create a statutory duty to provide an attendant controlled or occupant propelled manual wheelchair on a short-term basis, free of charge, for people who have a short-term mobility need. Currently, there is no statutory obligation on either the NHS, Health & Social Care Partnerships or local authorities to provide short-term wheelchairs. […]

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Scottish Govt Consultation: Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families

Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families: Scottish Government Consultation on a Resource for the Information Needs of children and families In 2016 the Scottish Government set out a plan to make life better for disabled people in Scotland – this was called A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People. Part of this plan was […]

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