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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 

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The ‘Working Together for Change’ is a training and development programme all about people being in control and directing their own support.  The programme focuses on promoting inclusion, equality, social justice and unlocking the potential of self-directed support, so that people can exercise their rights and responsibilities as equal citizens and access the support that is right for them.  The programme is open to disabled adults, their families and carers; to people who work in social work, social care, health and community services. The course is delivered to intentionally encourage the building of new alliances and connections between people who can make a difference to how self-directed support works.

Our popular series of online lunchtime sessions are open to anyone with an interest in making self-directed support work well for children, young people, and families.  These interactive sessions are held online on the last Thursday of the month using Microsoft teams from 12:00 pm (noon) – 1:30 pm with the aim of sharing practice that works well, finding solutions to common issues and making useful connections with others. 

In Control Scotland are delighted to announce a new series of lunchtime sessions, designed for anyone interested in self-directed support.  We will be focussing on a different area on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  These sessions take place 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Microsoft Teams.

Getting to Grips with Self-Directed Support


Following the success of the training session we ran on 28th February 2023, In Control Scotland is offering a further 2 half day online training courses for people who were unable to secure a place on the 28th!  These sessions are all about the basics of self-directed support. Covering the values, principles, and processes of self-directed support, it’s suitable for people new to SDS or as a refresher for everyone else.


The first training session will take place on Tuesday, 25th April and is specifically for people who receive social care and unpaid carers and is FREE to attend.


The second session will take place on Tuesday, 16th May 2023 and is aimed at people working in health and social care partnerships, support providers, people using social care and unpaid carers.  The cost: £50 for people paid to work in social care, free spaces available for unpaid carers or people using services.

Both these sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams.

Contact for further information or to secure your palce on the training.

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