Self-directed support (SDS)

SDS brokerage in rural Scotland

ESSS Outline

SDS brokerage in rural Scotland
Explores the challenges facing local authorities when seeking to implement brokerage models of self directed support in rural Scottish communities.

It's SDS Awareness Week! Read the latest on Pilotlight

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It's SDS Awareness Week (#SDSBlether) so we want you to know the latest about our Pilotlight project.

Pilotlight is working with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support.

Using a design approach, Pilotlight aims to demonstrate how to design support for seldom heard groups, provide more personalised and appropriate services and increase the marketplace of support providers.

The Art of the Possible

Pilotlight is a partner in an event - Capacity Building: The Art of the Possible - organised by Providers and Personalisation to share learning around self-directed support.

In 2012, the Scottish Government Self-directed Support team funded projects aimed at building provider capacity to deliver more personalised support. As this round of projects come to a close they are getting together to share what they have learned about what has worked (and what hasn't.)

Pilotlight resources: designing pathways to self-directed support

The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 goes live on the 1st April 2014 and the implementation of the National Strategy is well underway across Scotland. Pilotlight is contributing to these preparations.

We are working with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support. Using a design approach, the project is demonstrating how to implement support for seldom heard groups, provide more personalised and appropriate services and increase the marketplace of support providers.

Visualised information to support social services in Scotland

Infopics 01

Infopics provide visualised information to support social services in Scotland and have been designed as companion documents to Iriss Insights. Infopics highlight and interpret the data behind key sector themes in a way that is visual and accessible.

Self-directed support: a voyage of discovery

Evidence explorers project report

Balloon!

At times of change and uncertainty, evidence becomes very important to build confidence about how to put policy into practice. Although some relevant evidence exists, as it becomes the mainstream mechanism fordelivering social care, self-directed support (SDS) will bring significant new challenges and evidence needs.

Self Directed Support, our progress so far

Pam Duncan

Pam Duncan

Pam Duncan, policy officer at Independent Living in Scotland project, speaks about what self-directed support can achieve and some of the issues that need to be considered.