We are working to help make support for children and young people with additional support needs more personal and focused on what matters to them and their families.
The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 came into force in April 2014. The new law means that families with disabled children and young people will have 4 options in social care, including the opportunity to use an individual budget. The Scottish Government has produced guidelines that can be found at Self Directed Support Scotland http://guidance.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/ and we are happy to help if you get in touch.
We provide support, advice and advocacy and help to develop:
We were part of pilot work 'Taking the First Steps' where families come together to have a go at using a small amount of money over the summer. First undertaken in 2012, it showed us how creative families can be and what can be achieved with even a little focused support. We are now working with families getting ready for summer 2013. To hear more go to; http://irissfm.iriss.org.uk/
We work with families with a focus on gifts and assets, rather than focussing on the negatives and problems because that is what works best for everyone involved. Changing support can change lives and enable families to have more choice, control and to be more included in their local community.
We are working with providers using a human rights approach and looking at how communities can be more inclusive and 'ordinary' for children with disabilities and their families.
Join us – because we can make a difference;
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead.
If you would like to know more about our work or how we can help you please get in touch. Email us at email@example.com for a quick and friendly response to any question, idea or comment.