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1 Self Directed Support What does it mean The Theory and the Practice Speaker: Ian Hood

2 Have you got a Direct Payment already? 1.Yes 2.No

3 If you haven’t got one, do you want one? 1.Yes 2.No 3.Maybe

4 If you have one, why did you get it? 1.To have more control 2.To have more choice 3.Couldn’t get a good service otherwise 4.My previous service was bad 5.Other reason

5 Have you attended a Direct Payments workshop before? 1.Yes 2.No

6 How much do you know about Self Directed Support? 1.Nothing 2.A little – you had better keep it simple. 3.Some - Enough to talk about it in the pub 4.Lots - Enough to write a book

7 Direct Payments Been around since 1997 Not a huge take up by people with learning disabilities (Scotland 2011 – 1249 – 25% of total) – Aberdeen97(doubled) – All Ayrshire49(slight increase) – Edinburgh273(50% increase) – Glasgow34(decrease) Mostly small packages of care (£16,300 per year) Average is 20 hours per week.

8 The mechanics Anyone who gets a social care service can ask for a Direct Payment Most have a RIGHT to get one The direct payment should be enough to buy the same amount of support if the council organised it for you. You can only spend it on what you have agreed with the council

9 Who can get a Direct Payment an older person who needs community care services a disabled person over 16 years old a parent of someone who is disabled a carer a disabled person who needs help being a parent helping someone who cannot look after the money on their own.

10 More mechanics You can employ a personal assistants to provide care You can hire a provider agency to organise and deliver care. You must have a separate bank account to receive the Direct Payment in. If you are an employer you must keep financial records You can pay someone else to do this for you.

11 What can’t you spend it on help from the council paying your husband, wife or partner paying a close relative who lives in the same house as you unless the council has agreed long-term residential care Anything not related to your care needs

12 Even more mechanics You do not need to be a guardian to get a Direct Payment on behalf of your son/daughter. Banks may have a different view on the money handling. Some councils are introducing the “Card” system to make it easier. This means the council has an online check on finances.

13 New Terms Direct Payments – cash not services Individual Budgets – a total budget for all your services Self Directed Support – budgets linked to assessment and outcome planning Individual Service Fund – a budget kept by local authority Personalisation – possibly just the same as Self Directed Support In Control – A brand name for personalisation

14 Self-directed Support The support individuals and families have after making an informed choice on how their individual budget is used to meet the outcomes they have agreed. Scottish Government preferred term Focus of their new bill and strategy

15 Expected Benefits Giving people choice and control Flexibility on how money is spent Able to negotiate meeting your needs better Hire or choose support staff you want Try new things that could make a difference

16 Possible Drawbacks More work in administration Worry about managing money Keeping the books Dealing with the council to get the money Paying the bills Managing Staff Employer responsibilities in some cases

17 Self-directed support The process 1. Supported (self) assessment (evaluation) 2.Agreeing outcomes 3.Setting the budget available towards meeting these outcomes. 4.Review

18 Self Directed Support The mechanisms A Direct Payment, Direct payments managed by a third party. Council keeps the budget to arrange person’s choice of support from a provider. Council arranges services to value of budget

19 Aims of Self Directed Support Strategy Better outcomes for the individual Transition to adult life support smoother Tailored support to needs Choice of mechanism Choice of provider Clarity about budget

20 Strategy Implementation Improved communications and leadership Independent advice and support Training strategy covering who, what and why Workforce development across all sectors including Personal Assistants Impact on commissioning with support to help providers adapt

21 The draft Self Directed Support Bill General principles in law Definitions A new default – choice and control Advice and assistance A right of review (by the local authority) as to eligibility Direct payment legislation: consolidate and modernise People with limited capacity: flexible and proportionate arrangements A power to help Carers (but not a duty) Restrictions: only when there is clear justification.

22 Is it a good thing that Self Directed Support become the default? 1.Yes 2.No

23 Should there be a right of review 1.On eligibility for a direct payment 2.On the level of a budget 3.On the final assessment 4.Other things

24 Should councils have… 1.A power to help carers if it is more efficient? 2.A duty to help carers if it is more efficient? 3.Not sure

25 Personalisation Just a buzz word? Resource Allocation System Points means pounds Negotiation to individual needs Planned outcomes Spending budget in any way to meet outcomes 4 th mechanism of previous list

26 On the ground Different Local authorities have different approaches North Lanarkshire - increasing/gradual use of individual budgets through RAS & Guided Self Assessment Aberdeen - indicative budgets to a small group, as an alternative to day care places, through basic RAS with three price levels Glasgow - whole systems change using SEQs and RAS, with Provider Pathway and Care Manager Pathway

27 North Lanarkshire Assessment Points Use of “multipliers” to reflect current levels of support.

28 Glasgow Assessment Points

29 Extract from Glasgow RAS

30 North Lanarkshire RAS

31 Across the Country Local authorities draw up new models Similarities and differences Assessments RAS What its applied to – eg. Day centres Early days Options for Influence

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