self-directed support

Draft self-directed support statutory guidance on care and support

Document that contains draft statutory guidance on the values, principles legal duties and powers associated with social care assessment, support planning and review. The guidance covers adults, children, young carers and adult carers. It has been developed by Scottish Government with contributions from a joint working group of key partners which included the Association of Directors of Social Work, Self Directed Support Scotland, Independent Living in Scotland, the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland and the Carer’s Trust.

How self-directed support is failing to deliver personal budgets and personalisation

Discussion paper on why the underpinning notion of self directed support seems to have failed in its ambitions. It also looks at how the concepts of personalisation and personal budgets associated with self-directed support may retain value if interpreted in an appropriate way, delivered through an appropriate strategy.

Spirituality and ageing: implications for the care and support of older people (IRISS Insights, No19)

It is predicted that by 2033 there will be a 50% increase in the number of people over 60 in Scotland. This is accompanied by increasing longevity.

This evidence review focuses on the spiritual care of older people as one of the ways in which person-centred care can be achieved.

Follow-up evaluation of self-directed support test sites in Scotland

Follow-up evaluation that is built upon the initial evaluation of the self-directed support test sites which reported in September 2011.

This follow-on study sought to assess continued uptake in the test sites; to identify activities to further promote and increase awareness of self-directed support and identify system wide change within the test site local authorities.

Self-directed support (SDS): preparing for delivery (IRISS Insights, No.18)

Evidence review that considers what can be learnt from existing research, related initiatives and experience elsewhere.

Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Briefing that provides a summary of the parliamentary scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill prior to the Stage 3 proceedings, due on 28 November 2012.

It outlines:
- The Health and Sport's Committee's Stage 1 report recommendations and the Scottish Government's response
- Amendments agreed to at Stage 2
- Issues that were raised at Stage 2 but did not result in amendment to the Bill
- Amendments that have been lodged for Stage 3.

Your Support, Your Way Glasgow

Website developed by Glasgow City Council, in conjunction with partners, to provide information, advice and guidance about local services and sources of help that can support you to maintain your lifestyle and independence.

The future of personalisation: implications for welfare reform

Paper that describes the background to personalisation and then goes on to offer an analysis of the different policy options that will open up citizens, professionals, families, communities and policy-makers to its potential.

A fair budget: a discussion paper exploring the role of the RAS in the development of self-directed support

Discussion paper that describes a way forward for developing Resource Allocation Systems (RAS) in Scotland as an essential component of a sustainable system of self-directed support. It argues that, rather than fixate on one model or system, there needs to be a period of genuine innovation and exploration in partnership with disabled people and families.

Families and personalisation project 'Better Lives': key learning outcomes summary for families, local authorities and support providers

Summary of a programme run in three locations - Suffolk, Calderdale and Wolverhampton. Each site recruited families who, primarily, were dissatisfied with how things were at the time, who had a vision for things being different and/or were worried about the future. Although each locality had done some information sharing with families, most participants were unaware of or deeply sceptical about personalisation.