Briefing: Self-Directed Support six years on
Scotland’s health and care news channel, HealthAndCare.Scot, takes a look at Self-directed Support (SDS) in their latest briefing.
It’s been six years since the introduction of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 which aims to ensure that care and support is delivered in a way that supports choice and control over one‘s own life and which respects the person‘s right to participate in society.
Self-directed Support is Scotland’s mainstream approach to social care, centered around having choice and control over the care and support people receive so that they can live their life their way.
Although the policy was designed to give people more choice and control over their support, HealthAndCare.Scot are keen to understand why newly released figures reveal that the vast majority of people are still having local councils arrange and direct social care on their behalf.