Self-Directed Support 2017 Progress Report


Self-Directed Support 2017 Progress Report

New ways of offering people more choice and control over their social care can make a real difference but further work is needed to ensure everyone can benefit, says a report out today.

Oral evidence session - 28 September 2017

The Committee took evidence from Audit Scotland. The Committee agreed to take further oral evidence on the report at future meetings. Please read the Official report 28 September 2017.

Meeting Correspondence and follow-up:

Oral evidence session - 30 November 2017  

The Committee undertook post-legislative scrutiny and took evidence on the Auditor General's report, in a roundtable format, from Inclusion Scotland, East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership, Self Directed Support Scotland, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and Alliance Scotland. Please read the Official report 30 November 2017.

Oral evidence session - 14 December 2017

The Committee will undertake post-legislative scrutiny and take evidence on the Auditor General's report from Paul Gray, Director-General Health & Social Care, Scottish Government and Chief Executive, NHS Scotland, Geoff Huggins, Director for Health and Social Care Integration, Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser, Scottish Government, Paula McLeay, Chief Officer for Health and Social Care, and Beth Hall, Policy Manager, COSLA. Please read the Official Report 14 December 2017.

Meeting Correspondence and follow-up:

Post-Legislative scrutiny

The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 has been highlighted to the Committee by stakeholders as one which would benefit from post-legislative scrutiny.  Following its evidence session with Audit Scotland on its report on 28 September the Committee agreed it would take account of the concerns raised as part of its scrutiny of Audit Scotland’s report.  Those stakeholders were invited to provide formal written submissions which can be found below. 

Written submissions



At its meeting on the 16 May 2019 the Committee agreed to close its scrutiny of the joint report by the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission on "Self-directed support - 2017 progress update".

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