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Jan 31, 2013

Taking the First Steps, a project that ran during the summer of 2012, was designed to introduce people to the processes involved in self directed support in a way that felt safe and not risky. A number of children and families in Highland, West Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire were offered a budget of £200 to manage in a way that would deliver the most benefit to them and their families. Keith Etherington of In Control Scotland reflects on the project and we hear from the families about what they thought about the project and the impact it made. Keith was involved in developing the Taking The First Steps Programme from funding made available from the Scottish government, to support the implementation of the National Strategy for Self Directed Support and new Self Directed Support legislation.

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