SELF DIRECTED SUPPORT Julie Paterson Service Manager, Fife Council Definition of Self Directed Support Self Directed Support means starting with the individual as a person and considering their strengths, needs and preferences. It’s also about recognising that the individual is best placed to know what they need and how those needs can be best met. Self Directed Support recognises that with the right support, advice and information people can make their own decisions about what they require to meet their needs and to achieve their goals. Self Directed Support: The National Context £1.5 million invested in three Local Authority test sites The three test sites operated from January 2009-March 2011 Dumfries and Galloway: 35 Glasgow: 57 Highland:40 Total: 132 Self Directed Support in Fife SDS Implementation Board Service user/carer reference group Governance arrangements Test sites x4 Appointment of a full time SDS Project Manager SDS Test Sites in Fife Those currently in receipt of Direct Payments Young people in transition Those attending building based day care services in Kirkcaldy Fife Council/NHS Fife test site working with people diagnosed with acquired brain injury and in contact with the Sir George Sharp Unit at Cameron Hospital Test Sites (cont.) Alternative to home care service Proposal with Barony Housing Association Joint learning as we go along…….. Fife Council/NHS Test Site “…Nine months ago I was in a rut - I now have a focus and function…” “ …I can relate to what I have been through now. I feel mentally better…” “…I have noticed a big difference in his mood …. “ “ …I now realise I need help but was in denial before…” “… I could not have afforded this myself…’ There’s more! Transformational change: continued investment in training. Development of a Resource Allocation System Active participation in the consultation process in relation to the SDS Bill Absolutely committed to driving the personalisation agenda forward. Care Providers –We Need You!