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Meet the #MySupportMyChoice19 research team!

The My Support, My Choice research team want to hear from you! To access the survey click here. The freephone survey support line is 0800 1701 321 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm). Download the video transcription

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My Support, My Choice: survey now live!

The ‘My Support My Choice’ is now live, click here.  My Support, My Choice is a joint research project from two independent charities Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) which looks to examine Service User experiences of Self-directed Support (SDS), you can read more information about the […]

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Report: Self-directed Support in Scotland: Capturing the experience of people living with dementia.

A report produced by Community Catalysts, captures the experience of people living with dementia and their carers and how Self-directed Support has worked for them. For the purposes of this report in depth interviews with 5 people were undertaken and their experiences of SDS recorded, their stories form the backbone of this report. The report […]

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Audit Scotland report: Health and social care integration: update on progress

Audit Scotland have recently a new report on the progress and status of Health and social care integration. Their own summary states: ‘While some improvements have been made to the delivery of health and social care services, Integration Authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real […]

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My Support, My Choice research #MySupportMyChoice19

The ‘My Support My Choice’ survey is now live, click here.  The ‘My Support My Choice’ research has its origins in a 2016 pilot study conducted by Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) which explored service users’ experiences of Self-directed Support in 3 Local Authority areas in Scotland. This year Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and Health […]

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Social Work Scotland Report: ‘Best Practice and Local Authority Progress in Self-Directed Support.’

Social Work Scotland have recently released a report that aims to share good practice examples and promote learning between local authority areas and across different fields of practice. 15 of the 32 Scottish local authorities came forward to offer evidence and examples of best practice in SDS implementation as follows: Angus The City of Edinburgh […]

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Self-directed Support and People Living with Dementia

Alzheimer Scotland are conducting a short survey to find out more about what is happening locally from organisations involved directly in supporting people with self-directed support, so that they can further support and guide people living with dementia and their families regarding Self-Directed Support. This could be for example about providing information about organisations who can […]

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Research on SDS Implementation published

Providers and Personalisation: New Research report into the Barriers and Enablers for Self-directed Support implementation. Their Report covered 5 Local Authority areas and they interviewed 35 people with roles ranging across strategic, operational, commissioning and front-line positions, from a range of urban and rural areas. Their conclusions of the Barriers to SDS Implementation include: Internal barriers […]

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Self Directed Support User Experience Survey 2016 – What people said

In 2016 SDSS conducted a pilot study into Service User experiences of SDS in Aberdeenshire, City of Edinburgh and East Dunbartonshire. Download the report here.  This pilot study formed the basis of the current My Support, My Choice research more information can be found here.    

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New SDSS Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone

Meet our new Research Officer: Dianne Theakstone Hi, I’m Dianne Theakstone and I’ve recently joined the SDSS team. My best buddy (who you can see in the picture) is Merlin, my 2 year old, very mischievous black lab guide dog. I come from a research background that focuses upon co-production methodology with disabled people and exploring […]

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