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Easy Read - Self-directed Support - Values and Principles Statement

Easy Read - Self-directed Support - Values and Principles Statement

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ISBN: 9781784123598

The Values & Principles Statement tells us what difference Self-directed Support will make in people’s lives to the way people are supported

Executive Summary

This statement is for;

•people of all ages who need care and support

•people who may need care and support in the future


•people who give support in voluntary organisations

•people who give support in independent organisations

•people who give support in local authorities

•people who give support in the NHS

•people that check the work of organisations that give care and support

This statement is based on human rights. These are the rights that every person has. They include things like the right not to be treated badly and the right to respect for your private life.

This statement shows that the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 will help to change the way that care and support is given.

It will give people the full opportunity to take control of their support and their lives.

The Self-directed Support Act shows how important independent living is.

The Values are Respect, Fairness, Independence, Freedom, Safety

The Principles are Collaboration, Dignity, Informed Choice, Innovation, Involvement, Participation, Responsibility, Risk enablement.