self-directed support

Involving older people in commissioning: more power to their elbow?

Report that studies older people’s wishes and experiences of commissioning health and personal care services.

Independence, choice and control: DLA and personal mobility in state-funded residential care

This report begins by looking at disabled people’s mobility needs and proceeds to examine the different support available for meeting these.

Self directed support Scotland: report of SDS council leads networking event

Report that sets out the main points of discussion at the first event of SDS leads in Scotland and priorities identified by participants for future activity, both for the Scottish Government and for local leads themselves.

In the annexes to this report are the key findings of the National Evaluation of the SDS test sites, presented by Dr Julie Ridley, and the speeches of the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP, and COSLA’s Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson, Councilor Douglas Yates.

Tailor made

Report that considers the future of personalisation in health and social care in an era of considerable social, economic and policy change.

Health efficiencies: the possible impact of personalisation in healthcare

Report that focuses on the possible efficiencies that can be found if some of the approaches and technologies that sometimes go by the name of 'personalisation' to healthcare were applied.

Whose risk is it anyway? Risk and regulation in an era of personalisation

Paper that argues that ‘risk’ is often perceived negatively by people using services (used as an excuse used for stopping them doing something) – but risk needs to be shared between the person taking the risk and the system that is trying to support them; states that although some people fear that personalisation may increase risk, it could help people to be safer by putting them more in control of their lives, helping them plan ahead, and focusing our safeguarding expertise on those who really need it; and considers the fact that in an era of personalisation, approaches to risk and regulat

Evaluation of self-directed support test sites in Scotland

Evaluation to assess the development and impact of interventions implemented within the 3 local authorities test sites – Dumfries and Galloway, City of Glasgow and Highlands – to improve uptake of self-directed support (SDS).

The personal response: developments in personalisation for children, young people and families

Conference report written in partnership with In Control, Action for Children and the Office of Public Management, which gives an insight into the current issues and challenges and highlights the ongoing debate.

SCIE report 36: enabling risk, ensuring safety - self-directed support and personal budgets

This report looks at some of the research findings and emerging principles and practice concerning risk enablement in the self-directed support and personal budget process while also recognising the wider context of adult safeguarding in social care. The aim is to build an evidence base drawn from both research and practice to indicate what could work to promote risk enablement, independence and control while at the same time, ensuring safety.