The background to SDS The Independent Living Movement started in the 1970s People wanted to be in control of their own care and support Services werent fulfilling what was important to people People wanted choice
Independent Living means living by yourself MYTH OR TRUTH?
Independent Living in the UK The ideas were applied in a British context Negotiations with Local Authorities Research into the situation in the rest of the UK The first Centre for Inclusive Living in the UK
A shift in power Direct Payment schemes developed in some Local Authorities, but not all Disabled people campaigned and commissioned independent research Research looked at user satisfaction and cost First Scottish CIL was Lothian CIL (1991), followed by Glasgow CIL (1993)
Direct Payments get moving Minister of Health agreed to bring in Direct Payment legislation in 1995 The 1996 Direct Payments Act was implemented in 1997 National Centre for Inclusive Living set up in 1996 to promote and develop Direct Payments around the country The CILs work to the social model of disability
The social model of disability says that people are disabled by society MYTH OR TRUTH?
Strategic responsibilities of Local Authorities Develop an SDS strategy in their locality in conjunction with service users and other stakeholders Appoint a Lead person for self-directed support implementation Follow the Guidance and Regulations
SDS is exactly the same as Direct Payments MYTH OR TRUTH?
What is self-directed support? Care and support with choice and control Will become the mainstream form of social care delivery in Scotland, i.e. everyone eligible for support will be offered it Available to everyone but imposed on no- one For anyone eligible for support, e.g. older people, people with mental health problems, parents of disabled children, people with learning difficulties, physically disabled people
How is SDS any different to what has come before? Focused on outcomes instead of outputs Changes to assessment Changes to the way budgets are calculated People will be told how much their budget is valued at 4 options for budgets Culture change
SDS – the 4 options for your budget 1.Direct Payment 2.Individual Service Fund 3.The Local Authority makes the decisions about your support 4.A combination of the above
A Direct Payment can only be used to purchase the services of a Personal Assistant MYTH OR TRUTH?
SDS can facilitate: Direct support in the home and the community Legal rewards Housing Assistive technology/equipment Community and social inclusion Support with health Short Breaks Natural resources that do not cost any money
The SDS process Information on SDS Assessment by council Outcomes established Support plan created to meet outcomes
The SDS process (continued) Agree how services will be arranged and managed Plan and arrange services Agree start dates and review dates On-going monitoring by the council On-going support offered by support service
There are organisations that can assist people to go through the process of getting and managing SDS MYTH OR TRUTH?