Self-directed Support and social care
The ALLIANCE is working to monitor and increase the implementation of Self-directed Support and social care across Scotland.
Self-directed Support is Scotland’s approach to social care. Self-directed Support enables disabled people, people living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers to manage and choose the support they require. By having choice and control of their own support, people can be empowered to live in a way that suits them.
We aim to increase the access to and availability of Self-directed Support, underpinned by the human rights principles of equality, non-discrimination, participation, and inclusion. We believe that where Self-directed Support is fully implemented, disabled people, people living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers can live more independently and determine their own future.
The ALLIANCE works to monitor and develop the implementation of Self-directed Support, and particularly people’s experiences accessing social care. Our work includes a range of reports from My Support My Choice: People’s Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care in Scotland, contributions to the Independent Review of Adult Social Care, and involvement with the National Care Service.
If you have any questions about this programme, or want to discuss future work in this area, please email Rob Gowans at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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