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Annual PA Workforce Survey

A survey to influence the Personal Assistants (PA) Programme Board and provide tangible support to improve the situation for personal assistants in Scotland has been launched by SDSS. You may be aware of the work of the PA Programme Board: a channel for Scottish Government and a range of stakeholders, including independent organisations like ourselves, […]

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Conclusion of My Support My Choice Research: People’s Experiences of Social Care in Scotland

Publication of final Research Report on people’s experiences in Highland The My Support My Choice research project concludes with the publication of the Highland Report today, which you can see here: https://www.sdsscotland.org.uk/conclusion-of-my-support-my-choice/ People in Highland generally reported that SDS had improved their social care experience and have shared examples of good practice from across the […]

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Implementing the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020: Digital Certificates Research

Research on Digital Disclosure Certificates: As part of the implementation of the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020, one of the developments being looked at is the provision of digital certificates. Before this change is implemented however, the team working on this would like to involve people using the Disclosure Scotland service. They would like to hear […]

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Experiences of SDS in Highland

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published their latest ‘My Support, My Choice’ report, exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Highland. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest […]

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Your views on self-employed PAs

Earlier this year, we asked our members and their networks to share their experiences as self-employed Personal Assistants (PAs) or those who contract them or work alongside them. The survey was completed by 39 respondents including PA employers, self-employed PAs, self-employed contractors, other support workers and other key stakeholders (independent support and local authority staff […]

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Experiences of SDS in Dumfries and Galloway

Register for the feedback event here.  Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published their latest ‘My Support, My Choice’ report, exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Dumfries and Galloway. This report is part of a suite […]

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Experiences of SDS in Glasgow

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Glasgow. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS to […]

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Experiences of SDS in Scottish Borders

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have published a report exploring the experiences of people who access or wish to access Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scottish Borders. This report is part of a suite of Local Authority reports collated during the largest direct consultation of SDS […]

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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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My Support, My Choice

My Support, My Choice (MSMC) includes vital evidence, analysis and recommendations for improvement to SDS in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on people’s experiences. My Support, My Choice: User Experiences of Self-directed Support in Scotland           My Support, My Choice thematic reports My Support, My Choice local authority reports […]

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