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Self-Directed Support in Scotland and people with mental health problems

Self-Directed Support in Scotland and people with mental health problems

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Published by Rich Watts
Outside the Box has commissioned the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to bring together existing evidence and practice on Self-Directed Support for people with mental health problems.

This work will: (1) Highlight the difference that Self-Directed Support can and does make for people with mental health problems; (2) Provide practical examples of how Self-Directed Support for people with mental health problems has worked (3) Highlight what needs to be in place to ensure this happens.

If you’d like more information about this work or have some information etc. that might be useful, please contact Rich Watts (Mental Health Programme Lead at the National Development Team for Inclusion) on 01225 789135 or rich.watts@ndti.org.uk.
Outside the Box has commissioned the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to bring together existing evidence and practice on Self-Directed Support for people with mental health problems.

This work will: (1) Highlight the difference that Self-Directed Support can and does make for people with mental health problems; (2) Provide practical examples of how Self-Directed Support for people with mental health problems has worked (3) Highlight what needs to be in place to ensure this happens.

If you’d like more information about this work or have some information etc. that might be useful, please contact Rich Watts (Mental Health Programme Lead at the National Development Team for Inclusion) on 01225 789135 or rich.watts@ndti.org.uk.

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Published by: Rich Watts on May 29, 2013
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 Self-Directed Support in Scotland and people with mentalhealth problems
The Scottish Parliament has passed a new law on social caresupport, the
Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act2013
.The Act gives people a range of options for how their social care isdelivered, beyond just direct payments, empowering people todecide how much on-going control and responsibility they wantover their own support arrangements.Getting There is one of the capacity building projects which issupporting the implementation of SDS in Scotland. The project issupporting smaller voluntary organisations which deliver servicesand are led by the people who use those services.User-led providers are clear that this opportunity must be equallyavailable to people with mental health problems.To support this, Outside the Box has commissioned the NationalDevelopment Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to bring together existingevidence and practice on Self-Directed Support for people withmental health problems.This work will:
Highlight the difference that Self-Directed Support can anddoes make for people with mental health problems
Provide practical examples of how Self-Directed Support for people with mental health problems has worked
Highlight what needs to be in place to ensure this happens.The work will be shared with all people with an interest in ensuringthat people with mental health problems have the sameopportunity to benefit from Self-Directed Support. This includes
(but isn’t limited to):
 
Groups led by people with mental health problems,particularly those developing an understanding of SDS
User-led service providers and independent support services

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