Find out what is happening at In Control Scotland and other related news about self-directed support
Board of Directors
We are currently looking to recruit new members to our Board of Trustees. Join In Control Scotland's voluntary Board of Directors to help unlock the full potential of self-directed support, so that people with support needs can lead the life they want! Find out more here
Welcome to Our New Team Members
We are delighted to welcome Danielle Farrel and Karen Procek our new Project Coordinators to the In Control Scotland team. Danielle has over 30 years’ experience of living and working in the field of disability. She is a self-advocate and will often be a voice for others who would otherwise struggle to have their voices heard and to live the life they want to lead.
Karen is a highly skilled and experienced training facilitator with over 20 years of experience working in the Voluntary sector and is committed to influencing change through a rights-based approach to education and discussion, increasing confidence and competence, and raising awareness of how to support children and adults with additionality.
We are really looking forward to working with them.
In Control Scotland has published new research into local authorities' experience in creating flexible use of option 3. Lou Close spoke to 10 local authorities about the changes they have made in social work managed services since the SDS legislation leading to a series of recommendations. You can read the report here...
We also held an on-line seminar on 16th November to hear about the research our associate, Lou Close had undertaken. You can view the recording of the seminar here:
Revised Statutory Guidance for Self-Directed Support Published November 2022
After working with a wide range of partners, including In Control Scotland, the Scottish Government has published the revised Statutory Guidance for Self-Directed Support. The Guidance sits alongside the Act, which itself has not been changed, and is designed for local authorities to ensure that they understand how to implement the legislation. Click here to read all about the review and for the links to the updated guidance.
Following our lunchtime sessions, our lovely Pauline has been producing a flash report, with information on the session, what was discussed and how things went on the day! You can check out these 'flash reports' in the following slides.........