Taking the first steps

Iriss.fm, episode 31

Taking the First Steps, a project than ran during the summer of 2012, was designed to introduce people to the processes involved in self directed support in a way that felt safe and not risky. A number of children and families in Highland, West Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire were offered a budget of £200 to manage in a way that would deliver the most benefit to them and their families.

Self directed support: North Lanarkshire demonstrator project

Iriss.fm, episode 5

During the summer of 2012 North Lanarkshire Council is taking part in a self directed support demonstration project in which 20 families will each receive a budget of £200 to spend on something that will make a difference to their lives.