Self-directed support Act goes live and guidance launched

On 1st April 2014, the new self-directed support legislation for Scotland – the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 – came into force.  At the same time, new guidance was also issued to accompany the Act and to support implementation.

The statutory guidance can be accessed here:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/04/5438/0

The best practice guidance for users, carers, and practitioners can be accessed here: http://guidance.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/index.html

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) hosted a launch event on 1st April in Edinburgh on behalf of the Scottish Government.  You can see a short film about this event with people talking about their hopes for self-directed support at: https://vimeo.com/92865339