self-directed support

Personalisation and human rights: a discussion paper

Shared values and principles that should govern approaches to integration and the way new structures are built that will empower citizens of Scotland and unlock them from the failing of past systems, rather than locking them into a new system that lacks a clear vision.

Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Bill (SPICe briefing)

Briefing that discusses the policy context to the Bill, current legislative provisions for self-directed support and the provisions in the Bill itself.

Counting the cost of choice and control: evidence for the costs of self-directed support in Scotland

Study with overall aim to provide macro-level financial and economic evidence on the potential costs, benefits and impacts of an increase in the uptake of SDS in Scotland.

All together now: a toolkit on co-production for disabled people and their organisations

Toolkit which explains what co-production is and gives some tips on how to make it successful.

It is designed for disabled people and their organisations who want to start working in co-production with service providers like local authorities, NHS Boards and others.

People not processes: the future of personalisation and independent living

Report that looks at the future development of personalisation at a time of limited resources. It details two seminars held in November 2011, organised by SCIE with support and funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

The seminars brought together service users, carers and a select number of people involved in practice and policy development around personalisation in adult social care.

Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commissioning social care

The overall aim of the audit was to review how effectively the public sector commissions social care services.

It examines how well councils and their partners plan, and how councils either procure or deliver, effective social care services. It also assesses the extent to which councils and their partners involve users and carers in developing services to meet their needs, and how they work with providers in the voluntary and private sectors to provide high-quality, sustainable services.

Choice and independence over the lifecourse

Report that looks at how far government and other organisations are making information about social care more easily available. It examines the challenges that organisations providing home care services face in responding to service users’ choices and the help that local authorities can give these organisations to meet such challenges.

It also reviews the available research evidence on how service users, carers and professionals balance the benefits of choice against the potential risks involved.

Whole system change: the meaning of personalisation

Presentation on the subject of personalisation and self-directed support that was produced for North Lanarkshire Council in November 2011.