Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

6.6 Summary of key points from Section 6

  • A number of forces have acted as barriers to health, social care, education and other services working well together, including separate professional cultures, organisational delivery structures and funding mechanisms.
  • Personalisation provides an alternative to a service-driven model: the citizen, not the services, takes centre stage in determining the care and support they need to meet their desired outcomes.
  • Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is a key framework for working together with children and families that, like personalisation, puts the child 'at the centre'.Adult and children's services have to be able to work together effectively to enable children to make positive transitions into adulthood.
  • Self-directed support provides a mechanism that enables service users to be at the centre of integrated services. Changes in the law, effective from April 2014, offer opportunities to everyone who has care and support needs in Scotland to direct their own support and have the potential to help drive increasing integration of health, social care and other services.

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