Self Directed Support for children and families (WS41)


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Self Directed Support for children and families – getting ready for change – Consider issues around SDS and Personalisation? What do we wish for? What do we fear? What has worked / not worked in implementing SDS with children so far? A chance to share thoughts on the SDS journey and to consider the challenges and opportunities that it brings. Contributor: Keys to Inclusion

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  • Slide 9 illustrates the in Control view of both the existing social care system and the new system that should replace it. The same four constituent parts appear in each picture – community, government, professionals, the person – but whereas on the left the “ person in need ” is a passive recipient at the end of a process, the “ citizen ” on the right is at the centre of the whole process.
  • Self Directed Support for children and families (WS41)

    1. 1. Self Directed Support for children and families – getting ready for change Shirley Cusack and Fran Swift 1
    2. 2. WelcomeKeys to Inclusion –Working to promote and develop personalised, inclusive and self directed support for children and familieswith In Control ScotlandProjects under Changing Support; Changing LivesTaking the First Steps pilots with familiesProgress for Providers self assessment for providersWith Fran – founder members of family led support project
    3. 3. Points for discussionIssues around SDS and PersonalisationWhat do we wish for? What do we fear?What has worked / not worked in implementing SDS with children so far?Thoughts on the SDS journey - challenges and opportunities.
    4. 4. BackgroundDisability movementChanging Lives Report 2006Christie report, 2011Children (Scotland) Act – Children and Young Persons Bill - Children in NeedGIRFEC - SHANARRISocial care and health integration
    5. 5. Specific policy / legislationSelf-Directed Support -National Strategy for Scotland - 10 year strategySocial Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act2013‘Enabling legislation’General principles of the legislation:InvolvementInformed choiceCollaboration
    6. 6. VisionThe quality of life of people who require care andsupport is improved through increased choice and control over the services they receive. putting people at the heart..’
    7. 7. What is self-directed support?• Care and support with choice and control• Will become the mainstream form of social care delivery in Scotland, i.e. everyone eligible for support will be offered it• “Available to everyone but imposed on no- one”• For anyone eligible for support - including children and families
    8. 8. A few different approaches!
    9. 9. Where are we now? Scottish Government inputs and pilots for local authorities and providers and user and carer led projects getting ready for 2014 Training Specific workers appointed Joint working Reports Evaluations
    10. 10. Where are families?• Fran and Antony• Family experience• Antonys story• What works / does not work
    11. 11. Antonys story
    12. 12. Where are you?Issues? Wishes? Fears?In 2020 - What would you like to be happening for children and families?What role would you like to have – what steps are needed now to get there?
    13. 13. Opportunities and challengesProactive providers are working onChanging the way staff work with families and with each other – with person centred thinking;One Page ProfilesMatching staff and young people with people they want to be with rather than staff we want them to be withBeginning a process of change
    14. 14. What people like andWhat’s important to admire about me… me… How best to support me…
    15. 15. What is the role of social work?As the focus moves to outcomes instead of outputs• Changes to assessment• Changes to the way budgets are calculated• People will be told the value of their budget• 4 options for budgets (DP, ISF, LA or mix)• Culture change
    16. 16. What needs to happen now?Information and support?Link to GIRFEC and SHANARRI?Assessment issues?Co Production?Working together?Other issues?
    17. 17. Keep in touch! Keys to Inclusion The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh 07723408764