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Self Directed Support

The aim of this ‘Top 10 Tips’ is to help you to get the most from the Self-Directed Support Act and Guidance. Both the Act - The Social Care (Self- Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 – the statutory guidance that underpins it and the good practice guides, which are also available, are extensive and finding the right information you need can be difficult.

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This document contains statutory guidance on social care assessment and associated process. It is issued to local authorities in order to update the relevant guidance and to reflect the duties and powers accompanying the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

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This document sets out a guide for the local planning and delivery of social care support services.  It sets out the actions that national public and voluntary sector organisations will take to support authorities to build on their progress towards more flexible and responsive social care support, co-produced with communities and supported people.

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The aim of this follow-up audit was to establish whether councils, integration authorities and the Scottish Government are making sufficient progress in implementing SDS to achieve the aims of the ten-year SDS strategy. 

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This is the easy read version of the guide to Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

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