Self Directed Support in Angus

Although Self Directed Support has been around for a while now, we know it’s not always a straight forward process and there can be a lot of information to take in. Angus Carers Centre are running a number of events designed to help make that process easier.

SDS Monthly Forums for Carers
Do you have a Carers SDS budget? Would you know how to request an assessment? Do you know what you can do with Self Directed Support? Are the 4 different options clear to you?
These may be just some of the questions you have or maybe you have the answers and can share with other carers! There will be monthly SDS forums for carers to come along and share experiences, queries and solutions in a relaxed environment. There will be  forums at Angus Carers Centre on Wednesday 18 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon and at Voluntary Action Angus in Forfar on Wednesday 22 June, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
The forums will also be an opportunity to hear from Barbara, Direct Payments Advisor and Gill Watson, Support Broker. Please contact Lesley, Short break Development Worker on 01241 439157 if you are interested in coming along.

SDS Learning Networks
4 Learning Networks will focus on SDS and bring together carers, providers and those who commission services for a workshop. The Learning Networks, to be held in each locality, are aimed at building on what has already been implemented with SDS in Angus and how we can all work together to make it a reality.
These Learning Networks will be either a morning session or afternoon session.
Venues are to be confirmed but dates for your diary as follows:
Tuesday 31st May – Monfieth/Carnoustie Wednesday 25th May – Montrose/ Brechin
Thursday 23rd June – Arbroath Wednesday 29th June – Forfar/Kirriemuir
Places will be limited so please register your interest in the event in your area with Lesley 01241 439157.

SDS Awareness Week
It’s National Self Directed Awareness week beginning 13 June. Angus Carers Centre staff will be out and about in Angus with information and a chance for you to ask questions.
Exact venues and times to be confirmed but keep an eye out in Brechin & Montrose on Tuesday 14 June and in Carnoustie & Monifieth on Thursday 16 June. Please contact Lesley on 01241 439157 for more information.