Image of SDS report by Audit Scotland

Audit Scotland has published a report of its audit on the progress on implementation of self-directed support (SDS) in Scotland.

The report highlights that, whilst SDS is supporting many people to have greater choice and control over their lives, “there is no evidence of the transformation required to fully implement the policy.”

Audit Scotland states: “…not everyone is getting to choose and control their social care the way they want to and staff need more support to try new approaches. Providers also face challenges in offering flexible services, particularly in recruiting and retaining social care workers.”

Download the Audit Scotland report: Self-directed Support 2017 Progress Report

Read the statement from Audit Scotland



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