Option 3 is most like how services used to be arranged but although services are arranged by Fife Council you can still have a say about your support. Fife Council will suggest which support you should have and you can let them know if you agree with it or not before they arrange it for you. If you want more control but need more help with decision making Fife Council could suggest different support agencies to you and different ways your support could be provided but then arrange it all for you once you and your social worker agree on it.
A young lady with severe learning disabilities currently goes to a day centre five days a week. Following her SDS assessment at her review she opted for option 3 and asked the council to continue arranging the support they felt she needed.
A teenage boy who has significant physical disabilities and requires a wheelchair to get around currently gets support in the form of home care twice a day to assist with getting showered, dressed, and ready for school/bed. He also had an agency provide support for half a day a week so he could go out and to give his parents a break from caring. He and his parents are mostly happy with the support he is receiving so wants to the council to continue arranging services for him but he would like it if he could get the same support worker every week to take him out who shares some of his interests rather than getting a different person every week. The council spoke to the agency but they were unable to commit to providing the same person so the council arranged for another agency to provide the support who were able to guarantee the same person would come every week