Self Directed Support The process for providers

Self Directed Support
The process for providers
Self Directed Support
• “ You may of heard it being referred to as
personalisation or personal budgets. There are
different ways to describe it, but whatever
name is given to it – its about giving people
real power and control over their lives”
• In Control – Paul Ferguson 24th Jan 2011
7 steps to Self Directed Support
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
Asks questions about the kind
of support a person needs
Personal needs
Work and learning
Complex needs and risks
Assessment of need is done
by the individual with support
from family, friends, social
worker, provider (if needed)
Estimated Budget
A points allocation system determines an
estimated budget based on the self
evaluation questionnaire
Flexibility in how the budget
can be spent – its not just
about hours of support
Resources are about more
than just money – its about
individual skills, strengths and
talents, relationships, and
Thinking about outcomes
“The final product or end result
The consequence of doing something
Something that follows from an action”
Outcome Based Support Planning
Its about:
• Working together with people truly at the centre (coproduction)
• Identifying skills, talents and abilities and looking for opportunities to share these
• Understanding people in the context of their whole lives
Outcome Based Support Planning
What’s in it?
• What you want to change and achieve
• The things that are important to you and give your live purpose and
• The things that are important for you to be stay as healthy and safe as you
can be
• The support you need to live the life of your choosing
• How you will use your budget
“Support that is designed and delivered in
equal partnership between people and
Self Directed Support: A National Strategy for Scotland
“It is about involving people not only in
the rowing and the steering of the boat,
but also in actually building it.”
- Mr Sandy Watson OBE DL, Chairman NHS Tayside
Getting the plan agreed
The plan is sent to the local authority
to be agreed. The resource allocation
screening group will look to ensure
that support needs are met and the
plan keeps the person safe and well
What if there is not enough in
the budget to keep the
person safe?
Organising money
• Direct Payment into the persons bank
account or joint account with their
• Money managed by a third party either
– Individual Service Fund by a Providers
– Trust Funds held by someone on my behalf
• Managed by the local authority
• A mixture of above
Organising support
Support that’s right for you!
How you want it!
When you want it!
Live life and checking in to see how
it’s going
• Regularly checking in to explore what’s working and what needs to change
• Monitoring and recording progress
• Ensuring money is being spent on agreed outcomes
Challenges and Opportunities?
Working in groups, identify where you think some
of the challenges and opportunities will be in the
What first steps are you going to take back to your

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