SDS Survey

Its been over a year since the Covid-19 SDS Guidance was issued. This guidance was to enable anyone who receives social care support in Scotland via Self Directed Support (SDS) Options 1 or 2 to use their SDS budgets in a more flexible way. Coalition of Carers and SDS Collective would like to find out […]

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£500 payment for Personal Assistants

Personal Assistants employed by supported people are being invited to apply for the Social Care Workforce £500 Thank You payment.  Please note the eligibility criteria applied to this is the PA must have been in employment for a continuous 4-week period between 17 March 2020 and 30 November 2020. The portal for application is now live for […]

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PA Employer Handbook launched

  Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is proud to launch an update of the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, first published by the Scottish Government in 2014. https://paemployer.handbook.scot/ With thousands of PA employers across the country, and with tens of thousands of people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS), it’s important that both current and potential employers […]

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Free Online Training Modules for PAs

Personal Assistants Network Scotland have revamped their online PA Learning offer for 2021/22.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday 4th May The courses on offer are as follows – Challenging Behaviour Communicating Effectively Dementia Care Food Hygiene Health & Safety Infection Control person-centered Care Principles of Care and Confidentiality Safe Administration of Medicine Safeguarding of […]

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Personal Carer Assistant Card

Personal Carer Assistant Card Employers of Personal Assistants are reminded that they can apply for a Shopping E-card on behalf of their employees, so that they are able to shop within restricted times implemented by some shops and supermarkets.   The government have confirmed that Personal Care Assistants are key workers in the Health & Social […]

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Personal Assistant Flu Vaccination Programme

This year, with COVID-19 around, it is more important than ever that we do all we can to reduce the impact of seasonal flu on those who are most at risk.   All health and frontline Social Care Workers providing direct personal care are eligible to receive a free NHS flu vaccination this year.  The flu vaccinations will take place at […]

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SiRD projects secure £2.9m in extended funding for social care

31 projects secure an additional year’s funding. Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional £2.9 million of Scottish Government backing. Scottish Government’s ‘Support in the Right Direction’ programme was initially funded until March 2021, with funding partner Inspiring Scotland. The programme […]

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Service Update – Covid-19 23/03/20

Due to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 in Scotland, we have taken the decision to close the office at Dundee Carers Centre and C Gate.  All operations are therefore to be carried out remotely by staff.  This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and reviewed in line with government advice. We can assure […]

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Your Support Your Choice Booklet

We’ve been working with Advocating Together (Dundee) (SCIO), Caal Care Ltd., Ink Pot Studio and Dundee Comics Creative Space to create a new guide to Self-directed support. The guide is called Your Support Your Choice. We’ve also created a short animated version. You can download the booklet or view the animation online. Dundee Version Angus […]

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Open Day: How to help improve disabled people’s access to transport

15th June 2016, 10.30am – 3.30pm at Station Hotel, Perth. Transport Scotland is working with disabled people’s organisations to develop an Accessible Travel Framework. They want to know your views on disabled people’s access to transport. At this open day you will: Have a chance to tell us about the problems you have using public […]

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