Sometimes, people with dementia and their carers find it difficult to access self-directed support. They may feel that they have been treated unfairly by the Local Authority, or may wish to challenge a decision the Local Authority has made about self-directed support. In these situations, the 3 R’s Project may be able to help.Read More
The 3 R’s Project will assist individuals with social care support needs to realise new rights and entitlements conferred on them by the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
It will also deliver a three-year capacity building programme to third sector organisations which provide support to individuals who are entitled to self-directed support. The project is jointly funded by the Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust.
What will this guide do?
This guide will explain:
What self-directed support is;
How adults with dementia may access self-directed support and/or be assisted
by carers and others to do this; and
How self-directed support may interact with other legislation relevant to people with dementia.
Who is this guide for?
This guide is relevant to:
People with dementia who are eligible for social care support;
The carers of adults with dementia; and
Third sector and other health and social care professionals.
The aim of this guide is to help explain when decisions made about social care can be challenged using the law; and how to go about doing it.
The need for this guide emerged from attempting to answer the simple questions: “is there a legal duty to provide social care; and is there a legal route for service users to enforce that duty?”
The basic answer is “Yes”. And legal action (or the threat of it) can be a powerful tool for individuals, their families and campaigners.Read More
If the local authority believes an individual may be in need of support, they will arrange for a social worker to be allocated to assess whether or not the person has eligible needs. This FACTSHEET sets out some of the issues to be taken into consideration when an individual is to have their needs assessed.Read More
This FACTSHEET provides a summary of the main duties (acts which require to be done) of local authorities set out in the Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 (referred to as ‘the 2013 Act’).Read More
There are times when a supported person may want to employ a family member to be their personal assistant. This may be allowed in appropriate circumstances. This FACTSHEET looks at the issues to be considered in that situation.Read More
This FACTSHEET looks at what may happen if the local authority has concerns about how direct payments are being used: there are occasions when service users may be asked to repay funds. The factsheet also considers what may happen when direct payments are interrupted because the supported person is admitted to hospital.Read More
This FACTSHEET gives a summary of the expectations on local authorities to identify and offer assistance with decision making to groups of people who may require extra help with decision making on self-directed support (SDS). It also provides some details of the organisations who can give people help with communicating their decisions.Read More
This FACTSHEET offers an overview of self-directed support (SDS), and how the system for assessment and support planning leads to the agreement of an individual budget.
It also gives a summary of the different options that that people have for the delivery of the support.Read More