Funding announced to promote independence for people accessing social care in Scotland 

The Scottish Government has announced up to £9.2m of funding over three years to augment the Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) programme, which aims to promote choice and control for people who access social care services and their families/carers. 

The funding will enable 33 third-sector organisations in Scotland to provide independent advice, advocacy, information and support to help people have a better quality of life. 

Social Care Minister Maree Todd says: 

“Through this funding, people and carers will be supported to have more choice and involvement in how their social care is delivered. We want everyone accessing social care to feel confident participating in every stage of their social care journey and be equal partners in their care and support decisions, so that they can live a full and independent life. The ambition is to have the right independent support available at the right time and place to meet the specific needs of each individual.” 

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