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SDS Micro-care and Support Provision

Researching the marketplace for micro-care and support services

Theme: Personalisation

In 2006–09, the Department of Health funded a three-year project in England led by NAAPS (now known as Shared Lives) to test a business model designed to support and stimulate the development of a range of micro care and support services. 

As self-directed support is implemented in Scotland, there are opportunities for the marketplace of provision to greatly diversify.  Building on the work by NAAPS, IRISS will deliver a scoping project focusing on the following questions.

  • What is the size of the micro care and support services marketplace in Scotland?
  • What are the opportunities for supporting the development of the micro care and support services marketplace in Scotland?
  • What existing structures support or could support the development of micro care and support services for individuals with self directed support budgets?
  • What support is there for individuals to commission micro care and support provision?

Outcomes

Increased understanding of the potential of the marketplace, how to increase provision and generate support for individualsAt a strategic level, the project will identify gaps in provision, enabling existing and potential micro care and support services to generate new opportunities.

For further information, please contact Lucy Robinson.

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