what we do
We support people who have needs or risks that affect their health, well being or restrict their participation in community life. This may be due to a disability, illness or other factor.
Support comes in many forms and means different things to different people. Historically, the Council has provided community support with buildings that have specific functions, such as residential care, respite and day services.
Social care services are evolving. In Shetland, our With You For You, single assessment process, is led by you, and helps us identify how we can best support you to maintain and develop your ability to be in control of your day-to-day life.
The With You For You process involves continual listening, learning and focusing on what is important to someone, now and in the future, then acting on this with their family, friends and anyone else the person wants to involve. As a result people will be assisted to work out what they want; they will agree the support they require.
Community Support services are based on the ethos of person centred solutions that make sense to you, increase independence and reduce intrusion into private lives. Our ambition and aim is to find flexible solutions to individual need and to support you to find sustainable and safe ways to maintain your health, well being and community participation.