Category Topics

The SDS Forum

Find out more about the forum and how to use it.
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Accessing SDS

Find out how to access Self-directed Support and where to start.
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Accessible information

There’s a range of information resources and tools available for people with communication differences.
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Assessments

Get ready for an assessment by understanding the process and knowing what support is available.
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Benefits

Learn about what benefits you could be entitled to and if they affect your Self-directed Support.
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Community Brokerage Award

A space for people interested in or undertaking the Community Brokerage Award to meet and ask questions. Not for resolving issues with the course which should be done directly with course coordinator.
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COVID-19

Keep up to date with COVID-19 news and how it effects social care.
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End of life

Find out more about palliative and end of life care.
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Events

Upcoming Self-directed Support and social care focused events.
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Fundraising

How to secure funding and current opportunities for support organisations.
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Good practice

Find out what’s working well in social care and in the implementation of Self-directed Support.
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Housing

Join the conversation about housing arrangements and living independently.
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Jobs

Find or share the latest social care jobs here.
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Legislation & Guidance

Understand the laws and guidance in place for Self-directed Support and how they can be used to benefit you…
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Membership

Learn more about Self Directed Support Scotland membership and their member organisations, who come from all areas of Scotland and are concerned with supporting the implementation and development of self-directed support in their area and beyond.
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Personal Assistants

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Personal Assistants (PAs) and their employers.
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Research and Evidence

Helping to influence policy and procedures through research and evidence.
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Training

There’s always a range of SDS related training available to supported people, their families and carers, and social care professionals.
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Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organisation, how it works, and how we can improve it.
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National SDS Collaboration

The National SDS Collaboration is formed of a wide range of stakeholders involved in SDS implementation, to ensure that people with lived experience and unpaid carers can fully exercise choice and control in their support and care.
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