The project is to be called ‘People as Partners.’
The aim of the work is to create capacity in the independent sector to deliver on the national strategy for self-directed support for older people.
The project’s core objectives are to:
• Influence Policy
• Inform Providers
• Develop Provider Capacity
• Facilitate Service Change
• Develop the Workforce
The project will work on a number of key areas that include:
• Communicating, informing and raising provider awareness of the national strategy for self-directed support.
• Facilitating the development of resources within organisations to deliver on self-directed support including policies, procedures, human resources, information and system solutions.
• Facilitating provider understanding of emerging commissioning models for self-directed support.
• Supporting the development of a workforce fit for personalisation.
• Influencing the growth of an inclusive and sustainable public care sector market.
In delivering on this project, Scottish Care will work closely with the Scottish Government, independent sector providers, people who use care and support services and their carers, the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council.
Scottish Care is pleased to announce that we have contracted Donald Macaskill as an Associate to work with us on our SDS project. Some will remember him for his work with us on the Tell Someone adult support and protection resource and also on our Care about Rights work with the Scottish Human Rights Commission. He has considerable experience working on the personalisation and equality agendas and we very much look forward to him working with us on this important project.
The Scottish Care website will be developing a ‘portal’ for People as Partners and it should be providing information from early 2012.