As with protection of children and young people, a key area for development is in partnership working.
The Scottish Government website with links to this work as well as other adult support and protection issues can be found here. These might be community care including personal and social care needs children's services, housing support services equipment and temporary adaptations.
Self-directed support in Scotland is part of the personap of social care delivery, targeted at empowering people and putting the principles of independent living into practice. It enables individuals to direct the care or support they need to live more independently at home and can be instead of, or in addition to, services that might be arranged by their local authority.
This work is shifting the balance of care towards a fuller partnership between professionals and service users.