Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Research Reports
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Counting the Cost of Choice and Control: Evidence for the costs of self-directed support in Scotland
Author(s): Rummery, Kirstein
Bell, David
Bowes, Alison
Dawson, Alison
Roberts, J Elizabeth
Contact Email:
Citation: Rummery K, Bell D, Bowes A, Dawson A & Roberts JE (2012) Counting the Cost of Choice and Control: Evidence for the costs of self-directed support in Scotland. Scottish Government. Scottish Government Social Research Series. Scottish Government Social Research.
Keywords: personalisation
self-directed support
Issue Date: 2012
Date Deposited: 12-Jul-2012
Publisher: Scottish Government Social Research
Series/Report no.: Scottish Government Social Research Series
Abstract: 1. Self-directed support (SDS) allows people needing social care services toexercise greater choice and control over how they receive services and support.2. The Scottish Government aims to introduce legislation in 2012 (the Social Care(Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill) which will consolidate existing (sometimescomplex) provision for SDS. It is intended to bring SDS into the mainstream ofsocial care and increase the numbers of people directing their own support.3. Under the forthcoming bill, Local Authorities will be placed under a duty to offerservice users a variety of options which include: - Direct Payments (DPs) - the making of a payment directly to serviceusers to arrange their own support; - Directing the available resource - where the user selects the support that they wish and the Local Authority arranges matters on theirbehalf. In practice this would encompass options such as IndividualService Funds (ISFs) where the Local Authority contracts with providers on behalf of the service user; - Local Authority 'arranged' support where the authority arranges support on the user's behalf to meet their needs; and - A mix of the above options for distinct aspects of the user's support.4. This study was commissioned to provide inform the SDS strategy and to provideevidence for the forthcoming SDS bill on the current and future costs of SDS inScotland in order to understand the resource implications of making SDSmainstream and increasing the numbers of people directing their own support.
Type: Research Report
Rights: Use in this Repository permitted as holders of the PSI Click Use Licence: The PSI Click-Use Licence is for use of information produced by the Scottish Parliament. Licence Holder: University of Stirling, Licence no. C2006002087.
Affiliation: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology
Dementia and Ageing
Applied Social Science

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
counting the cost of choice and control.pdfFulltext - Published Version1.04 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.