The statement lays out the values & principles which underpin the SDS Strategy & legislation, these are;
The Values being: Respect, Fairness, Independence, Freedom, Safety
The Principles: Collaboration, Dignity, Informed Choice, Innovation, Involvement, Participation, Responsibility, Risk enablement.
This statement is relevant to;
•people of all ages who are eligible for care and support, or who may require it in the future
•people who provide support in voluntary and independent sector organisations
•people who provide support in local authorities and the NHS, and
people in inspection and monitoring agencies
This statement recognises that the Social Care Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 is intended to change the way that care & support is delivered, collectively making the principles of choice and control central to care and support, and giving individuals full opportunity to take control of their support and their lives.