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


Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to express their views, access information and service, defend and promote their rights and explore choices and options.
Association of Directors of Social Work in Scotland
The professional association that represents senior managers of local government social work services in Scotland. ADSW/ About/ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]
is about helping people to understand the range of care and support options available to them, and enabling people to plan and manage their support, and that of their family members.
Care Inspectorate
The independent scrutiny and improvement body for care services in Scotland.
community brokerage
recognises the range of support options that exists in a community and helps people link in to what support they need as well as to each other for peer support if they would like to. See also Brokerage
delivering services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, families, friends, carers and other members of their community.
Demographic change
Changes in populations and their characteristics e.g. the number of people of different ages or gender.
See Demographic change
Direct payments
a payment made to people who are eligible for adult social care services to spend on their social care needs
Getting it right for every child
an evidence-based approach designed to improve outcomes for children and young people from pre-birth until the age of 25. Topics/ People/ Young-People/ gettingitright
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 ).
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 Occupational Standards
describe best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values. National Occupational Standards are used as benchmarks for qualifications as well as for defining roles at work, staff recruitment, supervision and appraisal.
The results, changes or benefits a person wants to achieve to meet their needs.
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.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups
is a membership scheme helps to ensure that people have regular contact with children and protected adults do not have a history of known harmful behaviour.
Scottish Social Services Council
The regulatory body for the Scottish social services workforce.
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 Care (Self-directed Support) 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.

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