The Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 29 February 2012. It is accompanied by a Policy Memorandum and Explanatory Notes, which includes the Financial Memorandum.
The Bill makes provision for adults and children to be given choices and control in how they are provided with community care services and support. This follows on from the experience of the use of Direct Payments and a range of policy developments, including the Scottish Government‟s „Self-Directed Support: A National Strategy for Scotland‟, which was published in November 2010. This briefing discusses the policy context to the Bill, current legislative provisions for self-directed support and the provisions in the Bill itself.
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Published: 3 May 2012