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Training for Carers of people with Dementia from Age Scotland

Training now available to carers of people with dementia Age Scotland are currently offering a range of free training to carers of people with Dementia. You can find details of the training below with links to book places. Dementia Carers’ Rights They currently have a number of courses related to Dementia Carers’ Rights and will […]

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New Members Training for 2021

Upcoming Training Opportunities for Members in 2021 Equality: Disability Equality Training (DET) Disability Equality Training has been developed by disabled people to address the experience of disability and its impact. The aim of DET is to enable people to understand the effects of disability, identify changes in work practices and plan strategies to implement change, […]

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Carers Rights Day

Thursday 26 November is Carers Rights Day, which aims to bring organisations together to help carers know their rights and learn more about the help and support they’re entitled to. Did you know that there is a Carers Act which enhances the rights of carers in Scotland, and that carers can also be entitled to […]

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Thank you for Renewing Membership for 2020 – 2021

Renewal Highlights Members On-going Needs: Thank you to all the organisations that renewed their membership with SDSS for another year. Your membership packs will be with you shortly. You told us lots of things about your activity, the challenges you face and the areas you would like support with. These include: Developing relationships with Local […]

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New training and development opportunity with in Control Scotland: ‘Working Together for Change’

        Collegues at in Control Scotland have developed a new training and development programme about people being in control and directing their own support. The ‘Working Together for Change’ is an eight-day programme for family carers, disabled people, people who work in social work, social care and health services. The programme will […]

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Community Brokerage SQA Award available

The Community Brokerage Network have just announced the opening of their new award in Community Brokerage. Community Brokerage describes a model which builds the capacity of individuals to live independently in their own community, building on their strengths and using resources like Self-directed Support to help them do this. The Community Brokerage award is a […]

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Professional Development Award in Mental Health and Peer Support

Professional Development Award in Mental Health and Peer Support The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support is designed to facilitate candidates in the role of peer support worker. The PDA equips candidates with the knowledge, skills and values which are necessary to carry out this role. Time & Location: Date: ‎September‎ ‎17‎th […]

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Participation Requests Training for Members

Participation Requests Training: Bring public authorities to the table! The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act (2015) created new opportunities in Scotland. Participation requests have been introduced under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act which was passed in July 2015. They are a new means by which community groups / communities of interest can request to have greater […]

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Free Disability Equality Training for SDSS Members

SDSS are looking to run Disability Equality Training for any members that would like to attend. This is different from Awareness Training. Disability Equality training is designed and delivered by disabled people and covers four fundamental elements: Models of Disability, which explores frameworks for understanding disability; Language of Disability, which explores why language is important […]

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