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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:

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. We  hold two sets of networks, one which focuses on SDS for children and families, and one for 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, (returning in September 2023) which take attendees through a programme of learning more about SDS.

Dates of our next Quarterly Network Meetings

  • Quarterly Network Session - General SDS - Tuesday, 19th September 2023 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Microsoft Teams

  • Quarterly Network Session - SDS for Children and Families - Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Microsoft Teams

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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