West Lothian Pathways to Choice: SDS Peer Support

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14th October @ 11:00 am - 1:15 pm


About this event

Our peer group and information sessions empower and support people, encouraging connection and community through shared experiences, which help reduce isolation. They offer a safe space to share thoughts and experiences of Social Care and in particular Self-Directed Support (SDS).

The sessions are welcoming, relaxed and informal. Bringing people together to discuss the aspects of SDS that matter to them.

Who can attend? 

  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term conditions
  • Older people

Who live in West Lothian and are:

  • Interested in learning more about social care
  • Are currently accessing or interested in accessing social care

What you need to know:

This group will take place in Rooms 8+9, at the Bathgate Partnership Centre (also known as the Jim Walker Partnership Centre), 21-55 South Bridge St, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1TL


Access into the Centre, Rooms 8+9, and bathrooms is all step-free.


From 12.30 to 1.15pm, a buffet with a selection of sweet and savoury items are provided for lunch.


If you require personal care/support with moving while attending an in-person event, please bring along a PA/carer with you, as staff are not able to support you in this way.

Why attend?

  • Meet other people who want to discuss and share knowledge around accessing social care
  • Explore ideas and opportunities around support
  • Find out practical information and resources about SDS
  • Improve your understanding and confidence in managing self-directed support (SDS) and social care planning

How do I register for this event?

By emailing SDS@lothiancil.org.uk or calling 0131 475 2350, where one of the Peer Support and Learning Facilitators will complete the registration process with you. Please note we have a limited number of spaces available for this event.


We require registration by Monday 7th October at 12 noon. After this date, any specific dietary requirements will not be able to be catered for.


Find out more about Peer Support and Learning


14th October
11:00 am - 1:15 pm
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Peer Support and Learning (Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living)
0131 475 2350


Bathgate Partnership Centre
21-55 South Bridge St
Bathgate, West Lothian EH48 1TL United Kingdom
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