Posts tagged 3R's Project
Template Letter- Request Review of Support Package (Options)

This template letter can be used to request a review of your options under SDS.  It is appropriate for situations where you feel that the option chosen for the delivery of care you are receiving needs to be changed.

It is important to be aware that there are two types of review - a review of a person's 2013 Act options and a review of the person's wider needs and outcomes.  This letter is suitable for requesting the former type of review where there has been a material change in circumstances or to request a review for other reasons. If you are requesting a review of your options where there has not been a material change of circumstances, the Local Authority must agree that a further choice of options is appropriate.

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Template Letter- Request Review of Support Package (Needs)

This template letter can be used to request a review of your care needs as assessed by the local authority.  It is appropriate for situations where you feel that the amount of care you are receiving needs to be increased.

It is important to be aware that there are two types of review - a review of a person's 2013 Act options and a review of the person's wider needs and outcomes.  This letter is suitable for requesting the latter type of review where there has been a significant change in circumstances. 

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3 R's Project Information Leaflet

The 3 R’s Project is a self-directed support legal rights project. This means that the project aims to help people to understand their rights and access the support they are entitled to. The 3 R’s are the principles that the project is based on: Rights, Respect and Responsibilities.

The 3 R’s Project can assist individuals with social care support needs and third sector organisations which support individuals accessing self-directed support.

The project is supported jointly by the Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust. 

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A Guide to Self-Directed Support for People with Dementia

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.

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Challenging Social Care Decisions in Scotland: A Legal Guide

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.

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Assistance and Capacity Factsheet

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.

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