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


asset-based approaches
highlight and value the skills, knowledge, connections and potential in individuals and communities, building on these to promote capacity and connectness. See also Real wealth .
The collective resources which individuals and communities have at their disposal. See also Real wealth.
community capacity
The skills, abilities and confidence of people and community groups to take effective action in the development of communities.
delivering services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, families, friends, carers and other members of their community.
In Control
A UK charity whose mission is " to create a fairer society where everyone needing additional support has the right, responsibility and freedom to control that support" ( In Control, 2014 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ).
Local Area Co-ordination
involves working alongside communities, families and individuals with the aim of creating a more inclusive society where people with learning disabilities are supported to grow in confidence and build independent lives.
National Outcomes
In 2007 the Scottish Government set out 15 National Outcomes which describe what the Government wants to achieve over the succeeding 10 years.
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The result, change or benefit a person wants to achieve to meet their needs.
Outcome-based approaches
Approaches to e.g. health, social care, education that focus on the difference that a service or activity makes rather than the work done or services provided to achieve that impact.
citizens are actively involved in selecting and shaping the services they receive
real wealth
includes all the things of value that maintain an individual or community's well-being, such as good health, family relationships, secure housing and employment or other activity. They may or may not have a financial value. See also Assets and Asset-based approaches
The capacity to draw on skills and strengths to cope with and recover from problems and challenges.
Self-directed support
An approach to care and support that enables people to have informed choice and control about the way they use support to meet their care needs.
social capital
the collective value of "social networks" [who people know] and the benefits that arise from these networks to do things for each other
social networks
individuals and groups of people and their connections to each other through e.g. family, friendship, employment, religious organisations, clubs, Facebook

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