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Scottish Government releases SDS Statistics

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 12th July 2017
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This is the second annual publication from the Scottish Government on SDS implementation across Scotland, covering the period 2015-16.

This week the Scottish Government released the second annual report on the implementation of Self-directed Support since the enactment of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

The 2015-16 implementation rate of Self-directed Support across Scotland would be estimated at 25.6 per cent. This is up on the 2014-15 implementation rate, however, better data recording was also observed this year which makes direct comparisons complex.

Option 3 continued to be the most popular choice overall for clients, though age differences were observed with younger clients (65 years of age or younger) more likely to choose Option 1.

Find the full SDS Scotland 2015-16 report here (this link will take you away from our website).

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