Self-directed support: A National Strategy for Scotland

DescriptionA 10 year strategy for Self-directed Support in Scotland which aims to set out and drive a cultural shift around the delivery of support that views people as equal citizens with rights and responsibilities.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 23, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9737 4 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10897

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Contents

Foreword

Section One: Introduction
1.1. What we mean by self-directed support:
1.2. Core values and principles of self-directed support
1.3. Terminology
1.4. Policy context
1.5. Why a strategy now?

Section Two: Instilling the values - the way forward for self-directed support
2.1. Shifting the balance of power
2.2. Leadership
2.3. Access to social care and support- prevention and intervention
2.4. Ownership and universal services
2.5. Health & Wellbeing
2.6. Housing Support
2.7. Employment & education
2.8. Services for children (Getting it right for every child ( GIRFEC)

Section Three: SDS - The Processes
3.1. Information and advice - supporting individual choice and control
3.2. National outcomes & minimum information standards
3.3. Agreeing outcomes
3.4. Resource allocation

Section Four: The Mechanisms
4.1. Individual budgets and direct payments
4.2. PA Workforce

Section Five: The shift
5.1. Providers and the social care market
5.2. Strategic commissioning
5.3. SDS for specific groups
5.4. Unpaid carers

Conclusion
6.1. Next steps
6.2. Delivering change
6.3. Measuring success

Annex 1: Glossary

Annex 2: Recommendations

Annex 3: Members of the Reference Group

Annex 4: Existing Legislative Context

Annex 5: Independent Living

Annex 6: Useful resources