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Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013

Section 19 – Promotion of options for self-directed support

59.Section 19(1) places a duty on a local authority to take steps to promote the options available to individuals.

60.Subsection (2) places a specific duty on the authority to promote both a variety of providers of support in the local area and a variety in the types of support provided by those providers and by the local authority itself. The purpose of this provision is to encourage a range of services from which supported persons can choose from.

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