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Scottish Government and COSLA – joint statement of intent

The Scottish Government and COSLA have issued a joint statement of intent outlining how they will work together to improve adult social care, following the publication of the recent Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (IRASC). The statement of intent includes how both parties will deliver the key foundation pillars set out in […]

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SDS National Voice 2021: The quality approach

You can now secure your place for our 2021 SDS National Voice conference, with special ‘early bird’ tickets available. We’re delighted to confirm that our annual National Voice conference will be taking place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. This year, following COVID-19 advice and guidance, the event will take place online, however you’ll still have […]

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Reflecting on our 2020 AGM: Paving the way

This year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our AGM went virtual with over 80 members (and non-members) joining us on the day.  The event, on Thursday 12 November, was as an opportunity to discuss the work of Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) over the last 12 months, highlight key achievements and challenges, and for members to have a say about the […]

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What’s next for Self-Directed Support?

Self Directed Support Scotland’s (SDSS) Chair, Florence Garabedian, recently joined leading experts in social care to share her thoughts on what’s next for self-directed support in an online seminar held by healthandcare.scot. You can watch the full event on YouTube here, however healthandcare.scot have also published two reports on the event. The first of the […]

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‘Paving the way’ – SDSS AGM 2020

Thursday 12 November  10am – 10:30am Members only 10:30am – 12:30pm Open to all  ‘Paving the way’ is Self Directed Support Scotland’s (SDSS) first major online event which features our 2020 AGM and showcases three major elements in influencing change and reform of Adult Social Care. This year has seen some incredible examples of social […]

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Derek Feeley responds to social care review questions

Last week, some of our members submitted questions to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent review of adult social care, as part of the ALLIANCE’s annual conference. They asked how the independent review for Scotland’s social care service links with existing adult social care reform measures and in what way are these underpinned by a […]

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Independent review for Scotland’s social care service

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2020-2021 on Tuesday 1 September 2020. The Programme for Government, published every September, sets out the actions the Scottish Government will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year to drive forward change across all […]

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