Being Human Conference featured in the British Association of Social Workers’ Magazine


Iona Colvin

We have two recent articles featured — on our Being Human Conference held in Airdrie on the 23rd of November — in the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) magazine.

Bureaucracy holding back self-directed support

The way services are implementing self-directed support needs to be “rebooted”, Scotland’s chief social work adviser has said.

Iona Colvin said the legislation underpinning self-directed support was good but practice was “really patchy”, with a recent Audit Scotland report highlighting a number of issues. Speaking at a human rights and self-directed support conference organised by charity C-Change, she said: “I think we’ve made it overly bureaucratic and I think we’ve done that because we’re afraid of some of this. “I think we don’t understand some of the issues around the budgets, so we’ve made it really bureaucratic. It’s time to take stock of it, look at what we’re going to do and pick out the areas of Scotland doing really well in this so we can learn the lessons from them.”with quote from Iona Colvin.”‘

Ross Parker

There is also a double spread on Ross and Gill Parker; ‘Making the Right Move‘ on how a rights-based planning approach helped Ross Parker.

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