Self-Directed Support and Gypsy/Travellers

In 2011, MECOPP began working with Gypsy/Travellers in three localities of Scotland: Edinburgh and the Lothians, Perth and Kinross, and mid and north Argyll. Using community development approaches, the project works to: raise awareness of informal caring within the community; develop and deliver a range of services to support families; build capacity of statutory bodies to respond more appropriately to identified need; and, assist local and Scottish national government in the development of policy and practice. In 2013, MECOPP was awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Self-Directed Support Unit to explore the potential of Self-Directed Support in meeting the care and support needs of Gypsy/Travellers.

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