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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14754: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how Self-directed Support can help people who require short periods of intensive support but over long periods of time.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 27 February 2018

Self-directed support enables a support budget to be used over a period of time instead of allocated hours of care on a daily or weekly basis. For example, North Lanarkshire calculates and audits support budgets on a 12-month basis, allowing someone to use support as flexibly or intensively as they require over that period.

Aileen Campbell : Self-directed Support is Scotland’s mainstream approach to social care. This approach to social care has been chosen to ensure individuals are empowered to be equal partners in their care and support decisions and to participate in social and economic life.