News 24 Jan 2023

A new Self-Directed Support Improvement Plan – share your views

Close up view of ludo game pieces aimed at representing a group of people.

A new strategic plan is being developed to improve the implementation of Self-Directed Support in Scotland. 

Self-Directed Support Scotland is keen to hear the views of a wide range of stakeholders involved in delivering SDS, and representing people who access – or could access – Self-Directed Support.

They are particularly keen to hear from groups or organisations who can feed in views on behalf of those who are under-represented when it comes to access to SDS. This includes autistic people, people in addiction/ recovery, children, people with dementia, people with sensory loss, and people with mental health problems, among others. 

How to get involved

An open engagement process will take place from 18 January – 13 February 2023, to enable as many stakeholders as possible to contribute their views on the draft actions.  

The Improvement Plan Working Group will also be facilitating online ‘roadshow’ sessions to enable stakeholders to find out more about the Plan and contribute their feedback.

These will be held on:

  • Thursday 2 February, 2.00 – 3.30pm
  • Monday 6 February, 2.00 – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 7 February, 10.30am – 12.00 noon

You can sign up to attend a roadshow via Eventbrite Click here to find out more

You can download the SDS Improvement Plan Consultation Document here.

Organisations and individuals are invited to give their views on the draft actions that will inform the final plan using an online feedback form, which you can access here

The closing date for submissions is Monday 13 February 2023.

If you’d like to find out more please contact [email protected]