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


Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
provides a framework for safeguarding the welfare and managing the finances of adults who lack capacity to make decisions due to, for example, a learning disability or dementia, or because they cannot communicate their decisions to other people
Asset(s)-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 .
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)] ).
individual budget
A sum of money allocated to people with which they can buy the services and equipment they need to meet their support and care needs.
National Practice Model
A model used by all agencies working with children, and adults who are parents or carers in Scotland as the basis for identifying concern, assessing need and risks and planning when children require help .
The results, changes or benefits a person wants to achieve to meet their needs.
outcomes-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.
personal assistant
A person employed to provide someone with care and support in a way that person chooses.
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(s)-based approaches
supporting people to make their own decisions about the level of risk that they are comfortable with.
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.
SHANNARI outcomes
8 'well-being indicators' that measure to what extent agreed outcomes have been achieved: S afe, H ealthy, A chieving, N urtured, A ctive, R espected, and I ncluded. See also National Practice Model
Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013
Legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in January 2013. The Act gives people a range of options for how their social care is delivered, beyond just direct payments, empowering people to decide how much ongoing control and responsibility they want over their own support arrangements.
Enabling people to focus on their strengths and coping abilities, rather than their problems, to bring about positive changes in their lives.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. It is ratified by most countries in the world.

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