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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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National programme to support adult social care reform: have your say!

The Scottish Government and COSLA (The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) are seeking views and input on the development of a national programme to support adult social care reform. You can find out more about what the Scottish Government and COSLA are asking here SDSS will be responding on behalf of our members, so we […]

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Our take on ‘SDS Data Under Development 2016-17’

Many of you will be familiar with the SDS Data Under Development figures, the most up to date of which, covering 2016-17, were released last month. The recent figures show a marked increase in what is described as the ‘SDS Implementation Rate’, now up to 70% at a national level. You may wonder what that […]

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The Programme for Government 2018-19: What does this mean for SDSS?

Last week The Programme for Government 2018-19 ‘Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow’ was released. In it, the Scottish Government made the following commitment: ‘We will also gather views and consider evidence for a potential new national scheme to provide extra financial support to people with the highest social care needs, so that they can […]

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Scottish Govt ‘SDS Communications Group’ Survey

Scottish Govt ‘SDS Communications Group’ Survey: How do people learn about SDS? The Scottish Government Communications Group was set up to look at SDS communications, specifically around Outcome 1 of the 2016/18 SDS Implementation Plan which states: Supported people have more choice and control Citizens are engaged, informed, included and empowered to make choices about […]

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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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