Self-Directed Support: A Review of the Barriers and Facilitators

Manthorpe, Jill, Hindes, Jessica, Martineau, Stephen, Cornes, Michelle, Ridley, Julie orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0879-308X, Spandler, Helen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0970-5141, Rosengard, Ann, Hunter, Susan, Little, Simon et al (2011) Self-Directed Support: A Review of the Barriers and Facilitators. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

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This is a report on the published literature on the barriers and facilitators of self- directed support. It was undertaken to inform a research study funded by the Scottish Government 2009-2011 that is evaluating initiatives in three local authorities. These initiatives aim to improve take up of self-directed support for people eligible for social care and other public funds. The three test site areas are working to reduce bureaucracy; to make the processes easy and 'light touch'; and to provide training and leadership to people working on these developments. Scottish Government has provided extra money to assist these three authorities and to help people in other areas learn from their experiences.

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