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Self-directed Support Written Answer, 19/11/14 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether the use of waiting lists for social care services is part of its national strategy for self-directed support.

The Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson, replied that the Scottish Government is committed to developing self-directed support as a way of giving individuals and their families flexibility, choice and control over the support services they receive. The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 gives people a range of options for how their social care is delivered and places firm duties on local authorities to give people informed choice as to how they will receive their support.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 19 November 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 19 November 2014