Scottish Care holding a Self-directed Support Day

Scottish Care is delighted to invite you to our Self Directed Support Day at which we will be launching two new publications.

Date: 3rd August 2017.

Venue: Central Glasgow (to be confirmed)

The day comprises two workshops. You can attend just the one or come to both. Both are free of charge. If you attend both we will provide a light lunch. However although the events are free for operational reasons we will charge those who have booked and do not attend a fee of £20.00. If after you have booked you are unable to attend please inform us as soon as possible. Places are limited.

Morning workshop:          

Getting It Right for Older People: Self-directed Support and Human Rights


Over the last fifteen months Scottish Care’s has been running a project called Getting It Right for/with Older People. The project has been delivered in North Ayrshire and in the Highlands. At this morning workshop we will launch the Report of these projects which will explore how it is possible to embed a human-rights based approach to the support and care of older people through self-directed support. The author of the Report and project lead, Carlyn Miller will share her experiences, the insights of the report and together participants will be able to reflect on what works and what needs to change in order for older people to get the most out of self-directed support.

Afternoon workshop:          

Meaningful Days: Self-directed Support for older people during the day


Scottish Care delivered a project in Falkirk and most recently East Renfrewshire to explore the potential of self-directed support for older people and day opportunities. Following these short projects we commissioned Louise Close who has extensive experience with self-directed support across the United Kingdom to prepare a report on this subject. Louise’s paper launches the Scottish Care Care Cameos which is a series of thought-provoking papers which we will be publishing over the next few months.

This workshop will explore what Louise has discovered not only in Scotland but across the United Kingdom and her call for particular action to address this area of older people’s support. Louise will lead the session which will be participative and interactive in nature.


If you are interested in attending either of these free workshops or both then please email as soon as possible to [email protected]



Last Updated on 1st July 2017 by Scottish Care

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