Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill


Stage 1

The Bill makes legislative provisions relating to the arranging of care and support in order to provide a range of choices to individuals as to how they are to be provided with their support. Key provisions in the Bill include:

  • general principles to guide and inform decisions made under the Bill’s framework of duties and powers
  • introducing the language and terminology of self-directed support into statue
  • placing a duty on local authorities to offer four options to individuals who they assess as requiring care and support
  • providing for the modernisation and consolidation of the legislation on direct payments

For further information on the Bill and its accompanying documents, please see the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill


Stage 1

The Committee's call for written evidence closed on 24 April 2012.

Read the submissions received in response to the call for evidence

The evidence received informed scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

Oral evidence

The Committee took oral evidence on  8, 15, 22 and 29 May.

Stage 2

Stage 3

The Parliament will consider the Bill at Stage 3 on Wednesday 28 November.

The deadline for amendments is 4.30 pm on Thursday 22 November.

Amendments at Stage 3

SPICe Briefing: SB 12-70 Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill-Stage 3 (448 KB pdf) 

The Bill received Royal Assent on 10 January 2013.


The Committee published its report on 6 July 2012.

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