The ALLIANCE’s vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
The ALLIANCE supports the foundation of the Draft Statutory Guidance on care and support being based upon the principles of independent living. The ALLIANCE has consistently commented that Self-directed Support is a mechanism to enable individuals to attain the life that they want. The ALLIANCE believes that the Draft Statutory Guidance on care and support presents an opportunity to ensure that the intentions of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act are promoted throughout Scotland. The ALLIANCE therefore recommends that the Draft Statutory Guidance on care and support have a greater emphasis on embedding a standardised approach to delivering choice and control to all individuals who are eligible for self-directed social services.