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Inspiring Scotland confirmed as SiRD2021 delivery partner

Inspiring Scotland confirmed as SiRD2021 delivery partner

Following a successful tender, Inspiring Scotland has been engaged as Scottish Government’s delivery partner for the Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD 2021) programme. As fund managers, Inspiring Scotland will support 30 projects across Scotland to deliver independent support to people and carers accessing social care.

SiRD 2021-funded projects are locally based throughout Scotland. From October 2018, projects will work alongside Health & Social Care partnerships to provide information, help and advice about social care options (self-directed support), working with people and carers to identify personal goals, and brokering access to services and community supports. Projects are also providing advocacy to help people with social care assessments, facilitating peer networks, and support to manage personal social care budgets and employ assistants.

As delivery partner Inspiring Scotland will manage the SiRD 2021 funding and work directly with projects to support delivery, reporting, learning and sustainability. The SiRD 2021 funding programme comes at the concluding end of implementation of Scottish Government’s 10-year Self-directed Support Strategy. The programme offers the opportunity for projects to work alongside national partners to champion and promote independent support showing how it enables better outcomes for social care users and communities.

The SiRD 2021 programme logic model can be found here and a full list of funded projects can be found here.

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