Support in the Right Direction Report
Inspiring Scotland have published the latest SiRD Report for October 2018 – March 2023
Support in the Right Direction supports 30 projects across 31 Local Authority areas in Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government to provide Independent SDS Information and Support to families and carers accessing the social care system.
The purpose of independent support is to help people and carers make informed decisions and plans for their social care and maximise their choice and control over those arrangements using self-directed support (SDS) options.
The report highlights the number of people supported and the difference this has made to people’s lives.
Since the programme began October 2018 – March 2021:
- 7,653 people and families have been supported
- 45,067 people have been provided with the information they need
In the last 6 months:
- 2,762 people and families have been provided with focussed support to manage their social care needs
- 8,236 people have been provided with general information and advice on self-directed support
The report highlights examples of how organisations have supported people and the difference this has made to people’s quality of life and ability to live independently.
You can find details of the report here: SiRD Year 3 Progress Update Report: July 2021
You can also find more details on the SiRD projects and funding stream here: Inspiring Scotland SiRD funded Projects