Engaged, informed and included.
We believe everyone should have control over their own life.Â Some people need additional support and care and require help to make important decisions and exercise that control.
Inspiring Scotland is the Scottish Governmentâ€™s delivery partner for the Support in the Right Direction programme. The aim of SiRD is to increase the delivery of independent support for people who require social care. Self-directed Support is Scotlandâ€™s mainstream approach to social care.
With SiRD funding, 31 projects across 31 local authority areas in Scotland, are delivering independent support to people and carers accessing social care, and to support them to exercise this choice and control. As Fund managers, Inspiring Scotland will support the performance management, monitoring and evaluation of these projects.
Since October 2018, projects will work alongside Health & Social Care partnerships to provide information, help and advice about social care options, 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. A full list of funded projects can be found here.
The SiRD funding programme comes at the concluding end of implementation of Scottish Government’s 10-year Self-directed Support Strategy.
Inspiring Scotland previously supported the Scottish Governmentâ€™s Self Direction Support Funds between 2015 and 2018.