In this webinar Damian Bridgeman explains the ideas underpinning the Welsh reform of social services and how these ideas aim to respect disability rights and the need for more inclusive communities.
This webinar was produced by the Centre for Welfare Reform on behalf of Citizen Network and as part of the SDS Network - a global movement for self-directed support.
The webinar was recorded on 3rd July 2020.
The European Union's Erasmus+ programme has supported the SKILLS project to advance learning on self-directed support.
Don Derrett developed this to help local authorities plan all the necessary system changes as they move towards creating support systems that people can control for themselves.
Chris Watson of Self Directed Futures and Gary Kent of New Key and Jacqui Hendra of Devon County Council on ISFs.
Leaders in self-directed support in Finland explain how systems are beginning to move towards and some of the early benefits
In the second SDS Network Webinar Keith, Danielle and Debbie described the development of self-directed support in Scotland. They explained its history and growth, its benefits and the current challenges.
The first webinar from the SDS network covered the issues of how countries were responding to the COVID-19 crisis, what the crisis can teach us about changes we need for the future and how this may impact the development of self-directed support.
Marsha explains how New Zealands' approach to self-directed support has developed from initial exceptional arrangements into what is now a central plank of Government policy.
John O'Brien and Robin Cooper share how SDS has evolved in the USA and the lessons therein for other countries.