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Self-directed support: Myths and Truths. Self Directed Support Scotland The Gathering 27 th February 2013. Contents. The background to self-directed support (SDS) The current legislative context What is SDS and who is it for? What can SDS be used for? What is the process of getting SDS?.

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Self directed support myths and truths

Self-directed support: Myths and Truths

Self Directed Support Scotland

The Gathering

27th February 2013


Contents

Contents

The background to self-directed support (SDS)

The current legislative context

What is SDS and who is it for?

What can SDS be used for?

What is the process of getting SDS?


Self directed support myths and truths

‘SDS’ stands for

‘Splendidly Delicious Sandwich’

MYTH OR TRUTH?



The background to sds

The background to SDS

The Independent Living Movement started in the 1970s

People wanted to be in control of their own care and support

Services weren’t fulfilling what was important to people

People wanted choice




Independent living in the uk

Independent Living in the UK

The ideas were applied in a British context

Negotiations with Local Authorities

Research into the situation in the rest of the UK

The first Centre for Inclusive Living in the UK


A shift in power

A shift in power

Direct Payment schemes developed in some Local Authorities, but not all

Disabled people campaigned and commissioned independent research

Research looked at user satisfaction and cost

First Scottish CIL was Lothian CIL (1991), followed by Glasgow CIL (1993)


Direct payments get moving

Direct Payments get moving

Minister of Health agreed to bring in Direct Payment legislation in 1995

The 1996 Direct Payments Act was implemented in 1997

National Centre for Inclusive Living set up in 1996 to promote and develop Direct Payments around the country

The CILs work to the social model of disability


The social model of disability says that people are disabled by society

“The ‘social model of disability’ says that people are disabled by society”

MYTHORTRUTH?



Where are we now with sds

Where are we now with SDS?

Scottish Government and COSLA have a 10 year strategy for SDS

The SDS Bill was passed in Parliament in November 2012

Some Local Authorities are already rolling out SDS



Self directed support myths and truths

MYTH! until 2014”


Strategic responsibilities of local authorities

Strategic responsibilities until 2014”of Local Authorities

Develop an SDS strategy in their locality in conjunction with service users and other stakeholders

Appoint a ‘Lead’ person for self-directed support implementation

Follow the Guidance and Regulations



Self directed support myths and truths

MYTH! until 2014”


What is self directed support
What is self-directed support? until 2014”

  • Care and support with choice and control

  • Will become the mainstream form of social care delivery in Scotland, i.e. everyone eligible for support will be offered it

  • “Available to everyone but imposed on no-one”

  • For anyone eligible for support, e.g. older people, people with mental health problems, parents of disabled children, people with learning difficulties, physically disabled people


How is sds any different to what has come before

How is SDS any different to what has come before? until 2014”

Focused on outcomes instead of outputs

Changes to assessment

Changes to the way budgets are calculated

People will be told how much their budget is valued at

4 options for budgets

Culture change


Sds the 4 options for your budget

SDS – the 4 options for your budget until 2014”

Direct Payment

Individual Service Fund

The Local Authority makes the decisions about your support

A combination of the above


A direct payment can only be used to purchase the services of a personal assistant

“A Direct Payment until 2014”can only be used to purchase the services of a Personal Assistant”

MYTH OR TRUTH?


Self directed support myths and truths

MYTH! until 2014”


Self directed support myths and truths

“When a Direct Payment user chooses to employ their own staff it is really the council that is the employer”

MYTH OR TRUTH?


Self directed support myths and truths

MYTH! staff it is


Someone might choose to use option 1 a direct payment to buy the services of a freelance gardener

“Someone staff it is might choose to use Option 1 (a Direct Payment) to buy the services of a freelance gardener”

MYTH OR TRUTH?


Truth1

TRUTH! staff it is


Sds can facilitate

SDS can facilitate: staff it is

Direct support in the home and the community

Legal rewards

Housing

Assistive technology/equipment

Community and social inclusion

Support with health

Short Breaks

Natural resources that do not cost any money


The sds process

The SDS process staff it is

Information on SDS

Assessment by council

Outcomes established

Support plan created to meet outcomes


The sds process continued

The SDS process (continued) staff it is

Agree how services will be arranged and managed

Plan and arrange services

Agree start dates and review dates

On-going monitoring by the council

On-going support offered by support service


Self directed support myths and truths

“There staff it is are organisations that can assist people to go through the process of getting and managing SDS”

MYTH OR TRUTH?


Truth2

TRUTH! staff it is


Self directed support myths and truths

“It staff it is is through SDS that we hope that disabled people can have choice and control over their care and support”

MYTH OR TRUTH?


Truth3

TRUTH! staff it is


Self directed support scotland sdss

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) staff it is

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Bonnington Bond

2 Anderson Place

Edinburgh, EH6 5NP

info@sdsscotland.org.uk

www.sdsscotland.org.uk