What is the background to this work?
Scottish Government introduced The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. The Act came into force on 01 April 2014 and places a duty on local authority social work departments to offer people who are eligible for social care a range of choices over how they receive their social care and support.
SDS empowers people to be equal partners in their care and participate fully in all aspects of life.
In order to provision choice and control around social care for individuals, and provide options for alternative packages of care, the Scottish Government continues to fund a full Self-directed Support implementation programme. This includes the Social Care Innovation Fund to enable third sector social care providers to deliver flexible and creative support, and promote culture change through the workforce.
Our initial Bravery work has been supporting social care staff from The Mungo Foundation, Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) and Hansel, who are charged with leading SDS implementation to develop a braver culture and leadership practice to create positive change and support greater SDS outcomes based options with people.