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LSA to host Major Conference on Self Directed Support

2014-02-24 14:18:43

Legal Services Agency (‘LSA’) is hosting a major conference on Social Care (Self Directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 on 3rd March 2014 ahead of the new Act coming into force.

In force from the 1st April 2014, the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 will consolidate existing social care legislation and will change the arrangements for the provision of care across Scotland. The Act sets out a range of options for individuals requiring care and assistance in the community will have a lasting impact on many people. In particular the introduction of Self Directed Support represents a significant shift away from the traditional model of caring for people with mental ill health and dementia.

LSA’s major conference aims to inform delegates on the significant developments in law, policy and practice which will follow upon the Act coming into force. There will be detailed discussion as to how particular groups will be affected by the changes from a broad range of speakers including those from the Scottish Government, Association of Directors of Social Work, Carers Scotland and the Office of the Public Guardian.

At LSA the specialist Mental Health Representation Project provides legal advice, assistance and representation to people with mental ill health, dementia and brain acquired injury, their relatives and carers in all aspects of Scots Civil Law including community care. The project is able to provide advice in relation to a number of the legal issues attached to Self Directed Support.

For details of the event see http://www.lsa.org.uk/seminars/seminars.php?c=128&s=22

For further information about how to get advice about any of the above you can contact our legal advice line which runs every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm on 0141 353 3354.