The Scottish Government has published the latest statistics for implementation of Self Directed Support in Scotland for 2015-16
Self Directed Support was introduced in Scotland on 1st April 2014 following the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. Its introduction means that everyone eligible for social care and support has the right to choice, control and flexibility to meet their personal outcomes and local authorities are required to ensure clients are offered a range of choices on how they receive their social care services and support. The data reported here relates to the second year of Self-directed Support implementation (2015-16).
The data shows that 27% of people made an informed choice about their support. Whilst 11% of people chose Option 1 - Direct Payments and 9% chose Option 2, most people, 75%, opted for Option 3, with only 4% choosing a mixture of the various options. The statistics also show that age has an influence on what option people choose. From the over 65 age group, 86% chose Option 3, whilst over half of under 65 group, 54%, chose Option 1.
If you would like to read more the full report can be found here: www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/07/1120
As a provider of SDS, we are proud to have been chosen to help people achieve their outcomes. If you would like to discuss how we can help you, please call June Cunningham on Tel: 01592 610540.