Social care - self-directed support: national framework - learning review

As part of the development of a national framework for self-directed support, Social Work Scotland commissioned a small-scale learning review to map the approach taken by the self-directed support team and bring together the learning from throughout the project.


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8. Scott, J. (2021) Self-directed Support National Framework: Responses to consultation. Edinburgh: Social Work Scotland.



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