Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Can you give me some advice on Self Directed Support?
Hi Senga, can you give me some advice on Self Directed Support please? I am unsure what it means for the people in our care.
The Social Care (Self-Directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 came into force in April 2014, the core values of inclusion, contribution and empowerment through real choice and respect are at the heart of the Independent Living Movement which influenced the Act.
It came about to change the way social service were delivered in Scotland and view individuals as “People First”. The principles are, Involvement, Collaboration, Informed Choice, Participation and Dignity, basically puts the person at the centre of the support planning process.
It enables people, carers and families to make informed choices about what their social care support is and how it is delivered.
You, as a provider must demonstrate you support all these principles and values, whilst supporting people. For more information click here.
Hope this helps.
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.