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Thursday, 05 November 2015

New Pilotlight pathways to explore opportunities offered by Self-directed Support

Written by The Editorial Team

Over the past three years, Pilotlight has brought together commissioners, deliverers and users of services to research and design some of the different pathways to self-directed support. With its new round of funding, the team is keen to explore the opportunities that self-directed support offers to plan creatively for transitions with older people and people with younger onset dementia.

The two projects - Ageing Well with Self-directed Support and Self-directed Support for Substance Misuse Recovery - are underway. Both held initial workshops in September to get both projects off the ground.

Ageing Well is funded by the Scottish Government under the National Strategy for Self-directed Support ‘Building the capacity of Support Organisations'. It is being delivered by a consortium of partners - Iriss, Scottish Care and Dementia Scotland - in East Renfrewshire and South Ayrshire.

The SDS for Substance Misuse Recovery is funded by the Scottish Government under the National Strategy for Self-directed Support ‘Building the Capacity of Provider and Workforce Organisations’. The project is being delivered by a consortium of partners: Iriss, Turning Point Scotland and the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership.

Read about the first workshops on the Pilotlight website.

Other Pilotlight pathways:

SDS for people with mental health problems
SDS and safeguarding
SDS for small business
SDS for school leavers