The Self-directed Support Bill was given royal assent on 10 January 2013 to become the Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013.
The Scottish Government will now produce draft regulations and guidance to inform local authorities about their statutory duties and the timetable for implementation. It is expected that implementation of the Act will commence in 2014.
Law At Work has a considerable number of care sector clients in Scotland who will be affected by these new provisions. If you are in this sector and require advice about how the new legislative regime will affect you and your staff, please contact our Ian Watson on firstname.lastname@example.org.