A social care charity opened its new office in an Aberdeenshire town yesterday.
Cornerstone officially launched its self-directed support (SDS) office in Inverurie, with the aim of helping people who need social care or support to live in the community take control of their own lives.
The office has been designed to allow people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on how their support can be delivered, making it possible to meet their personal outcomes.
Cornerstone’s chief executive, Edel Harris, said: “The opening of our new SDS office and launch of the website is a significant step in providing a high quality service for our existing and potential SDS clients throughout Aberdeenshire.”
The charity also launched a new website, to provide information and resources on all the SDS options and a platform for users to advertise for carers.
Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal, who officially opened the office yesterday, said: “This model for the delivery of social care services empowers service users with control over their required services. It gives a person who needs care and support more choice and control over the kind of support they receive and how it is delivered.”