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New Translators’ Guide for Self Directed Support information

Published: Monday, 07 July 2014

A jargon-busting guide to help Scotland’s black and minority ethnic communities understand key details of the new Self-Directed Support social care approach is now available.

Self-Directed Support (SDS) Translation Guide produced by the Edinburgh-based carers’ charity MECOPP, features translations and definitions of 22 terms relating to SDS in Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and Chinese.

Self-Directed Support is the new way for Scottish councils to fund community-based care and support - through offering eligible people a personal budget alongside the option of choosing how they want their support package managed.

The MECOPP Guide aims to ensure consistency in translation of the “somewhat confusing and complex language surrounding SDS” and should be an invaluable resource for interpreters and those producing accessible materials, according to MECOPP.

Printed versions are available from Kate Herbert, Self-Directed Support Development Officer (South Asian Communities)