From June 2015 to June 2016 we worked with Turning Point Scotland and the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership to explore the use of self-directed support for people in recovery from substance misuse across Aberdeenshire. This project was funded by the Scottish Government under the National Strategy for Self-directed Support ‘Building the Capacity of Provider and Workforce Organisations’.
In this project we worked with people, providers and commissioners to understand how self-directed support could be used to improve substance misuse recovery by raising awareness and understanding of self-directed support, as well as confidence and capacity to take greater control of the design and delivery of support.
By June 2016 a pathway and tools had been produced to enable access to self-directed support for people using substance misuse services. From September 2016 Turning Point Scotland employed ‘Self-directed Support Peer Workers’ to deliver awareness raising and training across Aberdeenshire.