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Scottish Government must work with councils to deliver self-directed support

June 12, 2014 11:22 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has said Jim HumeJim Humethat the Scottish Government must work with councils to deliver the Self Directed Support strategy. An Audit Scotland report published today (Thursday 12th June) said that progress has been made on self-directed support but delivery remains patchy across councils.

Commenting, Mr Hume said:

"Today's report highlights how much work remains to be done to ensure that people are able to enjoy the freedom which self-directed support should bring.

"This is not just a case of changing the nature of support services, but also embracing a new culture in which people are equal partners in their own care arrangements.

"The Scottish Government must do all it can to support local authorities so that people in every part of Scotland benefit from this roll-out. Completing the new national care standards to emphasise the value of services which have a positive impact on people's lives would be a good place to start."