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SELF DIRECTED SUPPORT. Julie Paterson Service Manager. Moves toward ‘personalisation’. ........’a significant change’ ........’fundamentally moves the location of power, decision making and expertise’ ........’people...supported to live the lives they want to live’

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self directed support


Julie Paterson

Service Manager

moves toward personalisation
Moves toward ‘personalisation’

........’a significant change’

........’fundamentally moves the location of power, decision making and expertise’

........’people...supported to live the lives they want to live’

........’people ..increasingly involved in shaping the support they require to achieve....outcomes’ – ADSW paper

key features of personalised systems
Key features of personalised systems

An identified allocation of resources at the start of the process

A support system that facilitates choice, control and flexibility

A focus on outcomes and a change in culture and shift of power

types of outcome
Types of Outcome

Maintaining quality of life

e.g. Achieving and maintaining acceptable levels of safety, social contact

Time limited change

e.g. Improving confidence and regaining skills

Process outcomes - impact of service process

e.g. Service users feeling valued and respected, listened to

scottish government
Scottish Government

The expectation of the Scottish Government is

that we will make Self Directed Support


‘Available to all, imposed on none’.

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Self Directed Support

Our approach in Fife is to learn by doing.

We will find creative solutions together, share

them, evaluate differences from the perspective

of the individual, the family, social work staff

and staff from partner organisations.

contact details
Contact Details
  • Julie Paterson
  • Service Manager (Adult Services)
  • Social Work Office
  • 390 South Street
  • Glenrothes KY7 5NL
  • 08451 555555 ext. 476943