Consultation Event: Self-Directed Support: A National Strategy
Consultation for Scotland:
13th April, 10.30 am - 1pm, Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL),
117-127 Brook St, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 5AP. BEMIS are holding a
consultation event on the 13th April with regards to Self-Directed
Support Strategy (Self-Directed Support (SDS) is a term that describes
the ways in which individuals and families can have informed choice
about the way support is provided to them. It includes a range of
options for exercising those choices. Through a co-production approach
to agreeing individual outcomes, options are considered for ways in
which available resources can be used so people can have greater levels
of control over how their support needs are met, and by whom) aiming at
raising awareness and ensuring grass roots voice is fed into the
Government consultation. A presentation will be given by the officials
from the Scottish Government on the Strategy followed by discussion.
The self-directed support aims to provide support and the empowerment
of individuals to gain equality of opportunity and sustain their
citizenship, health and well-being in order to tackle health
inequalities. It is important that you get your voice heard and play an
active role in this opportunity to reshape the care and support in
Scotland. The easy-read version of the strategy is now available on the
Scottish Government website, via this link: ... 05133942/0 Who is this
event for? This event is for people receiving or interested in
receiving the self-directed support as a means of meeting their care
needs/ carers/ community care organisations / support and protection
organisations / social workers/ families of person receiving self
directed support/ etc. We would like to hear from you or from someone
you know who may have experienced barriers to accessing Self-Directed
Supporter. To book a place at this event please contact][/url] (Note
that self-directed support is termed direct payments in statute. The
definition is historical and focused on a system of delivery rather
than the flexible independence outcomes that individuals can achieve
when they choose and control support to meet their assessed needs)