Launch of Self-directed Support Statutory Guidance

3 April 2014

On Tuesday 1st April Kellie King, our SDS and Advocacy project manager, attended the Scottish Government launch of Self Directed Support.  The launch coincided with the commencement of the SDS legislation which places duties on local authorities in Scotland to

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SIAA intern Hanna Carlsson wins at Emirates Arena!

1 April 2014

Our Swedish TSI Scotland Intern, Hanna Carlsson, won the female light-welterweight title against Newarthill’s Paula Docherty on Friday, March 28th at the Emirates Arena.   Hanna told us that she was ecstatic about her win, especially as her mother traveled from Sweden

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The SIAA About Advocacy Spring edition is on its way!

18 March 2014

In this edition, we welcome the Law Society publication of three new guides designed to support Scottish solicitors to meet the needs of vulnerable clients.

We find out more about the work of the Life Changes Trust which was set up in 2013 to look at transitions for young care leavers and people affected by dementia. Ian Hood from the Learning Disability Alliance Scotland discusses Section 13ZA of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 and how it is being used to move people with learning disabilities into residential care and we hear from Dr. Jill Stavert about the new Centre for Mental Health and Incapacity Law, Rights and Policy which has recently launched at the Edinburgh Napier University.

Finally, we are sad to report that Dr. Donny Lyons, Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, is about to retire. Read his article on his 10 years with the MWC. We wish him a long and happy retirement!

Download the Spring edition here.

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Advocacy around the world

10 January 2014

On Thursday 9th January we were delighted to welcome Mark Grierson (CEO) and Sonia Powazuk (Senior Advocate) of Disability Advocacy New South Wales. We have been in touch with Mark over many years and when we learned that he and his family were planning to visit the UK we were keen to take the opportunity to meet.

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