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SDS Network: COVID-19 and Overview

The first webinar from the SDS Network was hosted by in Control Scotland. But as the webinar coincided with the COVID-19 crisis the first session also covered the issue of how people, families and services were coping with the crisis and some of the broader issues it raised.

The webinar began with a brief introduction from Keith Etherington:

Kirsi Konola of the Finnish organisation KVPS and also Vice president of EASPD (the European Association of the Services for Persons with Disabilities) provided an overview of what is happening across Europe:

Simon Duffy explored how people and families with self-directed support were coping and some of the big issues for the future that the crisis raises:

Keith Etherington's slides:

Kirsi Konola's slides:

Simon Duffy's slides:

This webinar was produced as part of the SDS Network project (SKILLS) which is supported by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme.

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World SDS Map

World SDS Map

Dave Goswell is leading work to map the progress of self-directed support in different countries and regions around the world.

SDS Network: Developments in Finland

SDS Network: Developments in Finland

Leaders in self-directed support in Finland explain how systems are beginning to move towards and some of the early benefits

SDS Network: Developments in Scotland

SDS Network: Developments in Scotland

In the second SDS Network Webinar Keith, Danielle and Debbie described the development of self-directed support in Scotland. They explained its history and growth, its benefits and the current challenges.

SDS Network: Progress in New Zealand

SDS Network: Progress in New Zealand

Marsha explains how New Zealands' approach to self-directed support has developed from initial exceptional arrangements into what is now a central plank of Government policy.

SDS Network: SDS in the USA

SDS Network: SDS in the USA

John O'Brien and Robin Cooper share how SDS has evolved in the USA and the lessons therein for other countries.

SDS Network: Individual Service Funds (ISFs)

SDS Network: ISFs

Chris Watson of Self Directed Futures and Gary Kent of New Key and Jacqui Hendra of Devon County Council on ISFs.

SDS Network: Social Service Reform in Wales

SDS Network: Wales

Damien Bridgeman explains the development of social service reforms in Wales where the ideas of citizenship and community have shaped policy.