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Get involved in research on Human Rights and SDS in Scotland

‘Researching the implementation of human rights through social care legislation and practice in Scotland’. A team of researchers from the University of Strathclyde are working with In Control Scotland to gather evidence on self-directed support (SDS)-related complaints processes. The research aims to address a gap in knowledge as to the frequency and outcome of complaints […]

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GDA ‘Covid-Resilience’ interim findings show that disabled people are left behind.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the team at Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) has been conducting outreach to understand the impact that COVID-19, and resulting measures, are having on disabled people. So far this has included: letters and surveys to 5000+ disabled people; wellbeing phone calls to 1550; in-depth survey completed by 1177; and […]

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Call for participants! ‘Costing Good SDS’ research project.

        Do you currently receive SDS? Are you considering SDS? Or, do you care for someone who receives SDS? We want to know about your experiences! Self Directed Support Scotland is pleased to support the Costing Good SDS research project, a partnership between the University of Stirling and Glasgow Centre for Inclusive […]

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My Support, My Choice: survey now live!

The ‘My Support My Choice’ has now closed. Reports will be published on the project page here in due course. 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 […]

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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 closed.  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. In 2019-20 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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