Self Directed Support Conference


Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is hosting a Self Directed Support (SDS) Conference on Thursday 22 March 2018 to raise awareness of choice and control within social care support services.

The event will provide an opportunity for service users, social work and health staff, voluntary service and carers to gain a better understanding of SDS and what it can mean for individuals.

During the conference attendees will hear directly from service users and carers who use SDS options, and learn about the independent information, support, advice and advocacy services that can support service users and carers.

The conference will be held in Bearsden Hub Main Hall from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Thursday 22 March.  Places are limited due to maximum capacity levels within the venue and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Chief Officer of East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Susan Manion said, “It has been four years since self directed support was introduced in Scotland and since then a number of service users have benefited from this approach to service delivery.

“However, self directed support is still relatively new and many service users, carers and social care professionals are keen to find out more about this method of managing social care support.  This conference aims to provide answers posed by both service users and their carers and also assist in signposting to further support and advice.

“Places are limited so I would urge anyone who would like to attend to register their interest as soon as possible.”

To book contact Kelly Gainty, Self Directed Support Lead at East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership on 0141 777 3000 or email