Self-Directed Support – Carers Awareness Training

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The Carers Hub, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth
Event Description

Carers Awareness Training – Self-Directed Support

The Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament that ensures that local authorities offer self-directed support to anyone who requires support services, including unpaid carers who require support to help them maintain their caring role.

Self-directed support (SDS) is a way of providing support that means people are given choice and control over what kind of support they get. It means that people can choose and arrange some or all of their own support instead of having it chosen and arranged by other people.

It is not the name of a particular type of support service, but a way to make sure that care and support is better suited to the people who need it.

Please come along to our session, where we will explore:

  • Main duties of The Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013
  • Brief look at The Carers (Scotland) Act and how this links to Self-Directed Support
  • Principles of the Self Directed Support Legislation
  • Accessing Support under Self-Directed Support including Screening, Assessment & Eligibility
  • The 4 options (ways to access support) of Self-Directed Support

This session will take place on Friday 25th November 11am-12.30pm at The Carers Hub, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth. For more information or to book your space contact the hub on 01738 567076 (option 2) or email

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