Self Directed Support Changes?
What does it mean for me?
On 6th March 2012, on the afternoon of the LCIL AGM, our organisation invited individuals interested in self directed support, to attend an information event about the implications of the coming Self Directed Support (Scotland) Bill on disabled people and their care packages. The invitation also highlighted that questions and comments from participants would be conveyed to relevant local authorities representatives in the Lothian region.
A total of 24 people participated in the event. An overwhelming majority of these (22) were from Edinburgh, one from and East Lothian and another one from Dunbartonshire.
The event was structured so that the sometimes complex information was accessible to all.
In introducing the event, Florence Garabedian, LCiL chief Executive, explained that although the new SDS picture has started to emerge in the four Lothian local authorities, no one was exactly sure of many things and of direct or practical implications for disabled people and support organisations such as LCiL.