LDAS December Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that our December Newsletter has just been published.  You can download a copy of the newsletter in pdf version here or an audio version to listen to here.

Our first article is about the strange case of the extra millions.  We have discovered that one council has been overstating the amount of money that they have been collecting in social care charges by millions of pounds.  There are implications here for how the Independent Living Fund monies are being treated by local councils.

Our second article questions whether Self Directed Support is stalling in Scotland.  The first figures showing progress of SDS in Year One have been published.  They show that growth in Direct Payment is less than happened before the introduction of SDS and in some councils the actual numbers getting Direct Payments has fallen dramatically.

Our third article shows reports on a great success.  LDAS has been working with families in Dundee whose children used to attend Kingspark School.  They have had many concerns over the use of restraint on disabled children and have now managed to secure a promise of the new guidance that they have been looking for.

Finally can we wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

All our online articles can be read aloud simply by highlighting the text and then clicking it.

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