Self-directed support (SDS)

Self-directed support and workforce development

ESSS Outline

This summary looks at how the social care workforce in Scotland can be further developed to deliver self-directed support. In the literature reviewed, there was limited shared knowledge about successful staff training and development to support personalisation, despite an emphasis in several Scottish Government reports on the importance of sharing good practice. The suggested approaches in this summary are involving service users in SDS training; person-centred practice; and further developing workforce understanding of the processes of personalisation. This document also highlights the barriers experienced by the workforce in making the shift towards personalisation.

SDS brokerage in rural Scotland

ESSS Outline

This Outline explores the challenges facing local authorities when seeking to implement brokerage models of self directed support in rural Scottish communities.

PAssport to Independent Living, Episode 190

Interviews with Personal Assistants about their experiences of working in the role, and members of GCIL, WEA and SSSC.

Self-directed support survey, Episode 174

Conversation with Cathy McGregor and Lorraine Gillies from Audit Scotland about the national self-directed support survey 2017.

ISBA 2016: Anything to declare? - Jaynie Mitchell, Episode 166

Jaynie Mitchell, Director at Inspiring Inclusion (Scotland) shares the experience of her own family of accessing appropriate services and support for her son who was diagnosed with autism as a child.