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Advocacy Orkney

Advocacy Orkney provides people and their carers with independent advocacy on Self-directed Support in Orkney. This includes helping people to articulate their needs, engage in their care planning, ensure their care meets their needs, self-advocate, explore local availability and develop person specifications when employing Personal Assistants. The project also delivers information sessions and will develop

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Advocacy Service Aberdeen

Advocacy Service Aberdeen

Advocacy Service Aberdeen provides people and their carers with independent advocacy on Self-directed Support in Aberdeen. This includes helping people to: identify and develop personal outcome plans; prepare for, express their views at and participate in assessments and reviews; challenge decisions; access services and identify solutions to meet their outcomes and manage a social care

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Advocacy Western Isles

Advocacy Western Isles provides people and their carers with independent advocacy on Self-directed Support in Comhairle nan Eilan Siar. This includes pre-assessment information and awareness raising, support throughout the care assessment process and help to identify personal outcomes, understand and choose an option, set up a social care package, access community-based services, manage finances and

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Ayrshire Independent Living Network (AiLN)

Ayrshire Independent Living Network (AiLN)

Ayrshire Independent Living Network supports people who are eligible for a social care budget in North, South and East Ayrshire to manage their package. This includes training to develop the relevant skills for managing their social care arrangements, help with the recruitment and management of Personal Assistants and support for people with the financial management

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Braemar Care

Braemar Care links vulnerable and elderly people living in Braemar with local carers to employ, to support them to live independently. It also uses volunteers to deliver preventative services to promote independence and delivers workshops and surgeries to promote Self-directed Support.

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Carr-Gomm Community Contacts

Carr-Gomm Community Contacts

Carr Gomm provides independent support for people and carers accessing social care in Argyll & Bute and the Highland local authority areas. Community Contacts in Argyll & Bute provides support at any point in the self-directed support process including, assistance to understand SDS process locally, provision of a 7 step guide and information on legislation

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Circles Network Inverclyde

Circles Network Inverclyde

Circles Network Inverclyde provides people and their carers with independent advocacy on social care and self-directed support in Inverclyde. This includes pre-assessment support to help people understand the local process, and the options available. It helps people to think through and articulate their needs and develop support plans, and provides information on local support organisations,

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Clydebank Shopmobility & West Dunbartonshire CVS

Clydebank Shopmobility and West Dunbartonshire CVS will raise awareness of Self-directed Support and develop a local social care information pathway in West Dunbartonshire. The project also supports people to develop personal outcomes, identify service options and manage a social care budget, and uses volunteer peer advocates to support people exploring Self-directed Support.

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Community Brokerage Network

Community Brokerage Network

Community Brokerage Network provides a brokerage service for social care users in East, South and North Ayrshire. This includes information provision and pre assessment support; support through assessment and reviews; support to identify personal outcomes, develop and set up a funded package; connecting people to community activities and services; negotiation and mediation support; and outreach

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Compass Brain Injury Specialists (Compass SDS Brokerage)

Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd provides a brokerage service for social care users in Dumfries and Galloway. This includes support to recruit and manage Personal Assistants, payroll support, peer support groups and promoting Self-directed Support. www.cbisl.org www.cbisl.org/news/compass-launches-self-directed-support-brokerage-service-live-the-life-you-create @CompassSds

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Cornerstone

Cornerstone supports people in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire with Self-directed Support. This includes support to identify personal outcomes and develop support plans, developing Option 2 provision and resource mapping and signposting to community resources to achieve outcomes. The project also facilitates community-based peer support groups and helps people to share their stories. www.cornerstonesds.org.uk @CornerstoneSDS

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Disabled Person’s Housing Service

Disabled Person’s Housing Service supports disabled people and their families in Fife to understand and access social care through self-directed support. This includes one-to-one support, information and advice to help individuals understand local SDS criteria and processes and prepare for social work assessments. The project also ensures individuals are aware of wider opportunities for support

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Dundee Carers Centre (SDS Service Dundee & Angus)

Dundee Carers Centre supports carers and social care users in Dundee and Angus with Self-directed Support. This includes helping people to identify and develop personal outcomes, decide which option to use, providing them with support through the process and peer support. The project also provides a brokerage service to help people recruit and manage staff,

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East Ayrshire Carers Centre

East Ayrshire Carers Centre

East Ayrshire Carers Centre supports carers and their families across East Ayrshire with Self-directed Support, helping them to identify suitable care plans and put them into place. This includes providing information, guidance and advice on the principles of Self-directed Support, assessing the family’s needs and helping them to explore the options available. www.eastayrshirecarers.org.uk @EACarers

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Enable Scotland

Enable Scotland

Through Support in the Right Direction 2021, ENABLE supports people with learning disabilities and other social care users in Fife with Self-directed Support. This includes one to one awareness raising, support to understand and develop personal outcomes, identifying creative solutions to meet outcomes, support with assessments and reviews, advocacy, helping people to organise their support and

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Encompass (BDPA)

Encompass (BDPA)

BDPA (trading as Encompass) provides pre-assessment information and support for people accessing social care in the Scottish Borders. Focussing on the Hawick and Berwickshire areas, the project works closely with social work teams through Community Hubs and with clients who are awaiting a review, providing information, undertaking person centred planning, looking at care options available

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Equal Say

Equal Say provides adults aged 18 to 65 years old in North Lanarkshire with independent advocacy on Self-directed Support. This includes helping people to identify and develop personal outcome plans, participate in care planning, negotiate and navigate the system, understand the options available and link to services to meet their outcomes. www.equalsay.org

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Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living supports social care users with Self-directed Support in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire. This includes awareness raising workshops and preparation sessions, community asset mapping, enhanced payroll provision, PA employer training, peer support, training on Glasgow City Council’s online pre-payment card and information provision.Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living supports social

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Independent Living Association Forth Valley (SDS Forth Valley)

SDS Forth Valley Independent Living Association supports people accessing social care and Self-directed Support in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire. This includes pre-assessment support to understand the process, identify personal outcomes and develop support plans, coaching and advocacy, support and training on SDS and employment issues and peer support opportunities. The project will also work to

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Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living provides independent advice and support to disabled people, people with long-term conditions and parent carers of disabled children, throughout their social care journey. This project complements and enhances the core work of LCiL’s Independent Living Officers by facilitating existing and new peer support groups – for people and carers to

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MECOPP

MECOPP

MECOPP supports minority ethnic people and their carers with Self-directed Support in Edinburgh and the Lothians. This includes information provision on Self-directed Support principles and options and support to identify personal outcomes, prepare for and participate in a social work assessment, access community services and set up and manage a funded social care package. The

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Outside the Box & Care and Well-being Co-Op

A partnership between Outside the Box and the Care and Wellbeing Co-op, the project delivers independent support through staff, volunteer support champions and community brokers. From October 2018, the partnership will recruit, train and develop a network of SDS champions in rural areas of Highland Perthshire to raise awareness and give initial advice on SDS

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Perth & Kinross Association for Voluntary Service

Perth and Kinross Association for Voluntary Service (PKAVS) provides independent support to Carers, and through them to the people they support, on social care and options for self-directed support. Through the PKAVS Carers’ Hub network and access points in Perth and southern parts of Perth and Kinross, the project will provide information on the SDS process

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SDS Forum East Renfrewshire

SDS Forum East Renfrewshire

Self-directed Support Forum East Renfrewshire provides an independent support service in East Renfrewshire. This includes support to understand the Self-directed Support process, prepare for and participate in social work assessments, identify personal outcomes, access community services and set up and manage a funded package, including payroll and training. sdsforumer.org @SDSforumER

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Shetland Community Connections

Shetland Community Connections provides a brokerage service for social care users in Shetland. This includes person centred planning to identify personal outcomes, help to plan and organise support, support to recruit and manage Personal Assistants, payroll support, peer support, information, advice and signposting. Facebook: Shetland Community Connections

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The Advisory Group

The Advisory Group

The Advisory Group supports people with learning disabilities and family carers, and potentially opening up to any social care user, in Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Renfrewshire, with Self-directed Support and accessing social care. This includes support to understand personal outcomes, produce an outcome-based support plan and access community-based services through ‘Outcomes for Living’ courses, ‘Meet and

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The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project provides people and their carers with independent advocacy on Self-directed Support in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire. This includes support to understand and identify personal outcomes, understand the SDS process and legislation, participate in assessments and reviews and access community-based services. The project also helps people to access local services that

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Thistle Health & Wellbeing

Thistle Health & Wellbeing

Thistle Health and Wellbeing supports young people with additional support needs in transition, and their families, with Self-directed Support in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. This includes Big Plan group person centred planning sessions to support them to explore their options and plan for life after school, one to one support and informal advocacy to

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VOCAL

VOCAL

VOCAL provides a brokerage service for carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian, to increase their confidence to take up Self-directed Support for themselves and the person they support. This includes providing information on Self-directed Support options, identifying personal outcomes, preparing for assessments and reviews, developing creative solutions to achieve outcomes, peer support and a training and

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Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and CCB & CS partners

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Community Capacity Building and Carer Support Programme partners, support people to access social and community care in North Lanarkshire. The project compliments and adds to existing local social work provision by focussing on one-to-one support for people who are not eligible for a social-care budget to ensure they are better

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