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Find out what is happening at In Control Scotland and other related news about self-directed support

In Control Scotland’s response to Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the SDS Act

The Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an enquiry into how the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 has worked since it came into force. We submitted our response and would invite you to read it here. If you would like to discuss any of the topics raised, get in touch:

Getting to Grips with Self-Directed Support On-line Training Session
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14th February 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Teams

We are delighted to announce that we will be running our next 'Getting to Grips with Self-Directed Support' online training session on Wednesday, 14th February 2024, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  These on-line sessions take place on Microsoft Teams and are suited to people who are new to SDS or for anyone who may like a refresher in the basics.  During the session we cover the values, principles and processes of self-directed support.  The session costs £50 to attend, but we are able to offer some FREE places to people who are in receipt of support and unpaid carers.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in attending or would like further information, please contact us directly at:

In Control Scotland has published new research into local authorities' experience in creating flexible use of option 3. Lou Close spoke to 10 local authorities about the changes they have made in social work managed services since the SDS legislation leading to a series of recommendations. You can read the report here...

We also held an on-line seminar on 16th November to hear about the research our associate, Lou Close had undertaken.  You can view the recording of the seminar here:

Revised Statutory Guidance for Self-Directed Support Published November 2022

After working with a wide range of partners, including In Control Scotland, the Scottish Government has published the revised Statutory Guidance for Self-Directed Support. The Guidance sits alongside the Act, which itself has not been changed, and is designed for local authorities to ensure that they understand how to implement the legislation.  Click here to read all about the review and for the links to the updated guidance.

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Following our lunchtime sessions, our lovely Pauline has been producing a flash report, with information on the  session, what was discussed and how things went on the day!  You can check out these 'flash reports' in the following slides.........

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