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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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Recent Scottish Goverment SDS reports: a summary.

    The Scottish Government has recently released a number of research reports on Self-directed Support implementation in Scotland as follows:  Report 1: The SDS Change Map  Report 2: Evidence Assessment for Self-directed Support  Report 3: Self-directed Support Case Studies  Report 4: Summary of Study Findings and Implications  Report 1: The SDS Change Map  The […]

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Personal Assistant/People who employ PAs: Survey now live!

  The Scottish Government and COSLA are interested in hearing from people who manage their own Self-Directed Support (SDS) and their experience in employing Personal Assistants (PAs). Your input will help with plans around the future PA workforce and help to make sure that there are enough people with the right skills. The survey should […]

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Statutory Guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Statutory Guidance This document contains Statutory Guidance on social care assessment and associated process. The guidance covers adults, children, young carers and adult carers.

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Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

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SDS Implementation Plan 2019-21, what’s next?

Many of you will have been involved in the development of the existing SDS Implementation Plan and will be wondering what next for SDS implementation? The current Implementation Plan runs from 2016-2018, and Scottish Government wants to hear from you on what is working well, what needs to change at national level, and what you […]

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Have your say about local communities deciding their own future.

The Scottish Government is consulting on local decision making in Scotland, saying: ‘In recent years, something has begun to change. There is a growing recognition that it is often better for decisions about the issues that affect different communities in Scotland to be taken with more active involvement of those communities. Whether that is communities […]

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Influencing National SDS implementation

SDSS are involved in representing the views of our members ona national level in order to influence future SDS implementation. Find out more about what this project has involved over the last year.        

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