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Our Programmes and Information Sessions

We run regular programmes, and self-directed support information sessions.  On this page you can find out what programmes and sessions we are currently running and what we have coming up soon 

Getting to Grips with Self-Directed Support
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In Control Scotland is running half day online training courses all about the basics of self-directed support.  The 'Getting to Grips with Self-Directed Support' covers the values, principles, and processes of SDS.  These on-line Training Sessions are suitable for people new to SDS or as a refresher for everyone else.

Our sessions are open to:

  • Health & Social Care Partnerships

  • Provider Organisations

  • People using Social Care

  • Unpaid Carers

Sessions costs £50.00 to attend but is FREE to people using social care and unpaid carers.

We will be announcing the date of the next training session soon!  For further details or to register your interest in attending you can contact us at:

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Working Together for Change is one of In Control Scotland’s core programmes, which we have delivered annually since 2019 and is about enabling people to be in control through self-directed support. We bring together up to 30 people from across Scotland to make positive change in social care, harnessing the unique skills, insights and knowledge of people using and delivering social care to unlock the potential of self-directed support.  We are currently in the process of organising our 2024/2025 programme.  You can find out about the programme here

Quarterly Network Sessions
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In Control Scotland are running a series of online Quarterly Networks for people interested in self-directed support, which focuses on SDS for children and families and SDS more generally, and they are open to anyone who is working in self-directed support, using social care, or caring for someone. The aim of these sessions are to give people the opportunity to share examples of good practice from their work or lives, and to bring challenges they might be facing for support and ideas to reach better solutions. 


These sessions will be best suited to people who have a good understanding of self-directed support, either through work, lived experience, or caring for loved ones. If you’re new to SDS, we’d recommend either signing up to any future 'Getting to Grips with Self-Directed Support' half day training session (information on our next sessions will be shared soon) or joining our lunchtime sessions, which take place on the last Wednesday of every month and take attendees through a programme of learning more about SDS.

Dates of our next Quarterly Network Meetings

  • Tuesday, 28th May 2024 - 1:00 p - 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, 26th November 2024 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you have a specific topic you would like to discuss at any of the quarterly network sessions, please email us at

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