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Views sought by NHS Highland and Highland Council in public consultation on self-directed support


By Val Sweeney

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NHS Highland and Highland Council have launched a public consultation on self directed support.
NHS Highland and Highland Council have launched a public consultation on self directed support.

Members of the public still have time to contribute to a consultation on self-directed support (SDS).

NHS Highland and Highland Council are running the consultation, launched in early July, to ensure social care services meet the requirements of those who need them most.

The consultation sets out a suggested new vision and approach to providing SDS and is gathering views until Tuesday August 31.

Ian Thomson, head of service for quality assurance, adult social care, with NHS Highland, said: "We are using a range of methods to collect people’s views including a number of targeted focus-groups in place with people who receive support, their carers and others.

"Already people are telling us that our services and processes need to flexible, simple to negotiate and focused on what matters most to people.

"If you have views about how we ensure people who need support and their carers are best supported by services we would love to hear them."

Anyone wanting more information about the consultation and the link for the survey should go to www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/SDS.

Anyone wanting a paper copy of the survey, or the opportunity to speak to someone directly can email karen.patience@nhs.scot, or leave a message on 01463 704715.

Consultation on self-directed support


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