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Peer support has great potential to boost person centred care and is greatly valued by people who take part in it says Nesta and National Voices as they launch the review Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work? There is evidence that peer support can help people feel…
Major changes to the way people’s needs are assessed to decide if they need a package of care and support in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford. Under the changes, the rules for social care eligibility are to be simplified so that people receive…
Outside the Box have two new reports to share from ‘Getting There’: a project which aimed to help smaller, user-led providers be more ready for the implementation of Self-directed support (SDS). Permission to Dream 2015: a report from an event held in March, which focused on how SDS was working…
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published ‘Free Personal and Nursing Care, Scotland 2013-14’. This statistics release presents information on the number of people benefiting from free personal care and free nursing care in Scotland and how much Local Authorities spend on personal care services. Some of the notable statistics included in…
The Scottish Government has launched a new version of the Self-directed Support (SDS) website. Self-directed Support allows people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes. SDS can be used…
Disabled people in Wales who receive direct payments for their care needs will be able to form co-operatives to take control, own and manage the services they need to support them under a new project being launched today. The new citizen-led direct payment co-operatives project, being launched by the Health…
Think Personal Act Local (TLAP) together with National Voices have published a new report called, 'My life, my support, my choice – A narrative for person-centred coordinated care and support for children and young people with complex lives'. The report sets out how good, coordinated - or integrated- support looks…
A new website providing guidance to social care providers on self-directed support is now live. Providers and Personalisation has been working with providers from across Scotland to develop a national guide for support providers on self-directed support (SDS). Funded by the Scottish Government, Support Me Support You showcases good practice…
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