Published: 15/05/2014 10:21 - Updated: 15/05/2014 10:37

Self directed support sessions

MORAY Council is to stage a series of workshops to explain how self-directed support (SDS) is helping people take more control over their lives.Moray Council

According to Moray Council, SDS is the new way in which social care services are being delivered to individuals with eligible needs, asking them how they want to live their life, what they want to achieve and what support they need to do this.

The drop-in information sessions will give current and possible future service users, along with their families, the opportunity to find out more about what SDS could mean for them.

Joyce Lorimer, Moray Council’s community care service manager (assessment and care), said: “This is a major change in how social care is delivered and ensures people are at the centre of decision-making on what they want to do with their day, what support they have and where it comes from."

“Meetings have already taken place in Elgin, Keith and Lossiemouth. Other meetings planned are: Mortlach Hall, Dufftown – Tuesday, May 20, from 10am-noon; Speyside Community Centre, Aberlour, – Tuesday, May 20, from 2pm-4pm; Forres Community Centre – Thursday, May 22, from 10am-noon; Buckie Community Centre – Monday, May 26, from 10am-noon; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Elgin – Monday, June 2, from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

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