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