Welcome to the library

The Resource Library is where you will find a range of documents, information and tools that we hope will be helpful whatever your interest in self-directed support. We expect to be adding to and updating the Resource Library regularly so if it's not there now, get in touch and we'll try and add something soon! The most recently added items in the library will show below, but you can also search for items under the category headings or by using the search button.

How’s it Going Workshop

How are we doing with self-directed support for children, young people and families?  Four years after the self-directed support legislation came into force, what does it really mean for children, young people and families who need additional support?  We will be running workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen to provide a space for people to have an open discussion about the progress that has been made and to plan, with support, about what needs to happen now to enable lasting change and make choice and control a reality for children, young people and families.  If you would like more information on this workshop or how to book your place, please click here.

No Place Like Home

The economics of independent living.  A discussion paper from the Centre of Welfare Reform.  Written by Alice Squire and Pete Richmond.

The research outlined in this paper, lets us see the benefits of independent living over time.  An individual’s support may vary and needs may go up and down over time, but if we work in partnership with the person then we can expect to see support costs reduce over time.  This is because independent living grows capacity, relationships and inclusion in a way that congregate living finds much harder.

No Place Like Home

SDS Your Choice Your Right

This paper helpfully outlines how human rights, if taken seriously can create a useful framework for testing and amending current practice. The PANEL model could create real accountability for the quality of implementation for Self-Directed Support by rooting practices in a legal and administrative framework that would be helpfully challenging.

SDS Your Choice Your Right

Self-Directed Support Implementation Plan 2016-2018

The National Self-directed Support Strategy 2010-2020 is a joint Scottish Government and COSLA 10-year plan, dedicated to driving forward the personalisation of social care in Scotland. In the first phase of the strategy, from 2010-2012, the Scottish Government developed information to promote understanding of Self-directed Support. The second phase, 2012-2016, was focused upon development of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013, guidance, and supporting innovation.  We have now reached the third phase, and there is still a lot more to do.  A wide set of public service reforms have been taken forward since the Strategy was launched in 2011, most notably health and social care integration. Set in this context, the priority for 2016-2018 is to consolidate the learning from innovative practice and the application of guidance; and to embed Self-directed Support as Scotland’s mainstream approach to social care.  You can view the strategy-implementation-plan-2016-2018 here.

“UPFRONT: the benefits of a Resource Allocation System and knowing your budget upfront in a system of Self-Directed Support”

This new publication from In Control Scotland argues that resource allocation systems are a vital part of any genuine system of self-directed support; and that resource allocation systems that provide upfront information about the size of the budget likely to be available remain uniquely empowering of individuals and families wishing to maximise personal control and creativity throughout the process.

You can download and read the full document here

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Inclusive Education Workshop

Here is a short film of the Inclusive Education workshop, which Dr Mary Schuh, University of New Hampshire, USA delivered on behalf of In Control Scotland in Glasgow on 3rd December 2015.

Inclusive Education Workshop

Inclusive Education Workshop

Briefing Paper – Returning Children to Middlesbrough

This briefing paper describes the work that Tim Keilty has been involved with in the ‘Returning Children to Middlesbrough‘ project

Children’s Providers Events

In Control Scotland has received funding from the Scottish Government to support the development of capacity and promote innovation around self directed support.  We are running ‘Children’s Providers’ sessions for organisations that provide support to children and families to explore further what self directed support means to the support and service you provide.  At the sessions you can hear about what we can offer and let us know what would be of most help to you and your organisation.  For more details click here

Partners in Policymaking 2018 – 2019

Partners in Policymaking

Partners in Policymaking

Partners in Policymaking is an internationally recognised leadership development programme for parents of disabled children (up to the age of 18) and disabled adults, including people with learning difficulties, mental health issues, autism, sensory impairments and physical impairments.

 This programme is a chance for participants to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to campaign and advocate for better treatment and social justice for disabled people within our society.
We received core funding from the Scottish Government to run the Partners in Policymaking programme over the last three years and are delighted to announce that we have secured further funding to run the programme for another year.  In Control Scotland and Jaynie Mitchell (a Partners Graduate) are running the Partners in Policymaking programme in partnership.  Information and the application pack for our 2018/2019 programme, which starts in November 2018 can be accessed by clicking on the following links: Programme Descriptor / Application Form PDF / Application Form Word
You can also find out more about how Partners in Policy making began and it’s history by visiting the Council on Development Disabilities website at: http://www.partnersinpolicymaking.com