The SDSS Blog
Date posted: April 25, 2018
SDS, Mental Health & Risk Enablement
Wednesday 9th May 2018: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Mercure City Hotel, 201 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DQ
Last few places available!
The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act enables individuals who are receiving social care to have greater choice and control over their support. For people with mental health needs, SDS offers opportunities for support to become more flexible, personalised and outcomes focused. For social work practitioners and support providers, working in a risk enabling way helps to ensure that people with mental health needs have greater control over their support and their lives.
This event will give the opportunity for participants to hear about best practice in risk enablement and to consider how to balance risk, adult support and protection and choice for individuals. There will also be an opportunity to hear the views of people with mental health needs and support provider Penumbra about how SDS can be more empowering and lead to better outcomes for individuals.
Outcomes for the Event
This event will provide opportunities for participants to gain:
• Increased knowledge of SDS and how to promote choice and control for supported people with mental health needs
• Increased understanding of risk enablement and SDS and how it works in practice
• Increased awareness of how to support people with mental health needs to achieve their outcomes
Book now for this event here on Eventbrite
Please note, registration, tea and coffee will be available from 9.45am and the event will start at 10.30am followed by a networking lunch from 1.30pm.
If you would like to discuss anything further about the event, please contact:
Catherine Garrod (Programme Officer)
Tel: (0131) 475 2676
SDS and Commissioning, Providers and Personalisation, CCPS