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Support in the Right Direction 2021

Support in the Right Direction

Self-directed Support empowers people to be equal partners in their care and support decisions and to participate fully in all aspects of life. The Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme provides local independent support, advice and advocacy in line with Scottish Government’s vision for Self-directed Support.

Independent support is integral to social care and without it, care users and carers would struggle to access the support they need and make use of it in the way they would like.

With expertise in self-directed support and a good knowledge of local resources, independent support organisations ensure a person-centred approach and respond flexibly to individual circumstances. They work with people at every stage of their social care journey and provide direct, end-to-end, independent support for all social care user groups. This support includes personal outcome and social care planning, putting plans into action and providing support to manage a social care package, as well as providing social care information provision.

October 18

SiRD start

£11.1m

invested since 2018

70,802

people more informed

14,125

people and families supported

News

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published
18.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published

We are pleased to share our Annual Report 22/23 providing an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on our strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. We supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of our

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Insights on the cost-of-living
29.11.2022

Insights on the cost-of-living

At Inspiring Scotland, we are very aware of the pressure that the increased cost-of living is having on people and the funded charities we support. Throughout Autumn 2022 our fund teams gathered and shared information from portfolio partners about: How concerned they are about cost-of-living crisis for people they support, their organisations, their staff and

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SiRD projects secure £2.9m in extended funding for social care
10.08.2020

SiRD projects secure £2.9m in extended funding for social care

  Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional £2.9 million in Scottish Government backing. Inspiring Scotland’s ‘Support in the Right Direction’ programme was initially funded until March 2021 with the organisations receiving funding providing information, advice and advocacy for people accessing

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Resources

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23
19.12.2023

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23

Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report 22/23 provides an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on  strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. In the period we supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of  programmes  provided vital

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05.12.2023

Support in the Right Direction Year 5 year end update July 2023

The Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme provides local independent support, advice and advocacy in line with the Scottish Government’s vision for Self-directed Support. Independent support is integral to social care and without it, care users and carers would struggle to access the support they need and make use of it in the way

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27.02.2023

Support in the Right Direction Year 5 mid-year update January 2023

The Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme provides local independent support, advice and advocacy in line with Scottish Government’s vision for Self-directed Support. This report has been produced using the progress reports provided by projects on a six-monthly basis and covers the period April 2022 to September 2022. It highlights some of the outcomes

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Funded Services

Funded Services

Advocacy Orkney

Advocacy Orkney provides the local community with SDS advocacy services, enabling them to participate fully in their assessment process and make informed decisions about their SDS options and rights. This also involves supporting a client to increase their confidence, ability to speak up, to be active contributors to their lives as opposed to passive recipients

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Funded Services

Braemar Care

Braemar Care provides a service identifying and linking vulnerable and elderly people living in Braemar with local carers to employ, to support them to live independently. It also uses volunteers to deliver preventative services to promote independence and deliver workshops and surgeries to promote Self-directed Support.

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Funded Services

Capability Scotland

Capability Scotland provides advice and support in Dumfries and Galloway on self-directed support and social care. This includes support to recruit PAs and any ongoing support required, maintaining a database of PAs seeking employment, advising employers on indemnity cover, providing support with direct payments awards and raising awareness of self-directed support in the community.

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