How we can help

SDS Forth Valley support individuals in understanding their rights enshrined within the legislation to ensure that they are provided with informed choice regarding their preferred SDS Option

Option 1

Our approach is to walk with you in prompting you to be good and competent employers meeting their contractual and statutory obligations. We guide you through the insurance and indemnity understanding and the practical activities in becoming an employer. Through discussion about payroll and the interaction with HMRC we ascertain the preferred level of support and arrange this accordingly. We provide the templates to form the human resource audit trail consolidating this with a one-to-one basic employment law discussion and presentation. At all times allowing you time to ask questions and feel comfortable with the responsibilities you are undertaking in becoming an employer. If the preferred use of the direct payment is the engagement with an agency our support would involve researching the agency, providing prompts in what questions to ask to ascertain the appropriateness of the provision. We would support you in approaching the care provider should there be any disputes in the future.

Option 2

We will provide you with a list of potential care providers in your area with contact numbers. We can support with providing suggested questions to ask to ascertain if they are able to provide the support required. We ensure that you are informed of the type of contractual arrangement you are entering into. We are available to support you should the arrangement break down or if there is any dispute between parties.

Option 3

Our interaction in this instance is limited, as the action is required by the social work practitioner in approaching a framework provider. In this situation you have decided to pass all of the decision-making powers on to the council.

Option 4

This being a mixture of the above our support would be based on your circumstances and in the support of the division. Our approach overall is to be available to you to make the arrangements yourself with our support. We will carry out tasks alongside you, by providing the prompts and necessary tools. With our support the only issue you have to deal with is the day to day running of the package.