Follow-Up Evaluation of Self-Directed Support Test Sites in Scotland

This follow-on evaluation built upon the initial evaluation of the self-directed support test sites which reported in September 2011. This follow-on study sought to assess continued uptake in the test sites; to identify activities to further promote and increase awareness of self-directed support and identify system wide change within the test site local authorities.


We are grateful to Scottish Government for the opportunity to extend the evaluation of the test sites, especially to Bette Francis and Jack Blaik in the SDS Team; and to Christine Sheehy, Fiona Hodgkiss and Aileen McIntosh in Social Research. Clearly we are indebted to the original larger evaluation team and all the people who participated in, or provided information for, the evaluation, as this follow-up study builds directly upon this work.

Without the help of key people from the original local authority test sites this follow-up evaluation would not have been possible. In particular we are grateful for the help we received from Lesley Law (Dumfries & Galloway), Adrian MacSween and Debbie Millar (Glasgow), and Sharlene Wright and Gail MacMillan (Highland). Thanks are also due to all those who participated in the research interviews who gave generously of their time.

We greatly appreciate the invaluable help provided by Angela Menhennet, who worked with us during the summer as a UCLan Research Intern. We also thank Adam Rosengard for his helpful input to analysing the cohort information used in Chapter 4.

Thanks are also due to Jane Jeffery for proofreading.


Email: Aileen McIntosh

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