Self-Directed Support Capacity Building programme launches in Scotland

In Scotland, the Scottish Government has introduced self-directed Support as a vehicle for the personalisation of social care services, via the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) Act 2013. The legislation is part of a ten year plan to personalise social care services.

The Foundation is working on a three-year capacity building project with the Scottish Mental Health Cooperative, an umbrella organisation of local third sector providers. The recent report summarises the scoping stage of this project, and outlines some of the key challenges and opportunities presented by the introduction of self-directed support for those with mental health problems. Over the next two years we will be working with providers to address and explore these opportunities and challenges, alongside the implementation of the legislation.