Self-Directed Support

Social care services provide personal and practical help to improve the quality of people's lives and support them to live as independently as possible (Audit Scotland 2017). In Scotland, Self-Directed Support (SDS) is available to anyone assessed by their local Health and Social Care Partnership - Council and Health Board together - as requiring support to meet their agreed outcomes. The SDS legislation aims to give people as much choice and control as they want about how their support is organised, managed and delivered.

For more information, click the buttons below which are aimed mainly at people looking for support or professionals wanting further details about SDS.

Click here to read the newest Policy Briefing on SDS.

Use the 'Contact Us' form on the left-hand side of this page to find out how we can support you, or someone you know, with SDS: whether that be with practical support or further guidance and information.

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