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In this section, you will find all the latest news, events and updates about Self-directed Support.

Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD2021) opens to applications today, Monday 5 February 2018.  Part of a £9m investment into third sector organisations over the next three years, funds in the region of £2.9 million per financial year will be available for not-for-profit organisations to provide independent support from October 2018 to March 2021. It has been developed by Scottish Government in partnership with  Self-directed Support Scotland, Inspiring Scotland and in consultation with the independent support sector. SiRD2021 will fund a portfolio of projects that complement existing services and enable a good geographic spread of independent support across Scotland for all potential users of social care. You can find out more about the programme and request an application form on the Inspiring Scotland website: https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/thematic-funds/self-directed-support/sird2021/

We would like to say a big thank you to Dundee Carers Centre and Adele Donald, who have, together with their focus group and learning network members, come together to create the film below.

This short animated film has narration & BSL and accompanies the “Your Support, Your Choice” booklet.  They are happy for you to share widely within your networks, link to/host on your websites:



The team will be out & about over the coming weeks with hard copies of the “ Your Support, Your Choice” booklets in Dundee & Angus, visiting those who have expressed an interest in using the materials with people whom they support.

For those outside of Dundee & Angus please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how to access the booklets in a format which can be adapted to your local need/contact details.



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