Self-directed Support

  • Self-directed Support

    Self-directed Support (SDS) enables individuals who require care and support to have greater choice and control of how their support is delivered. It requires individuals to consider what is important to them and what would help make the difference to their lives.  Having more choice and control can be empowering. Self-directed support is about encouraging all involved to have an equal say in creating support that is flexible and personal and meets agreed outcomes.

    Get involved and share information and good practice stories with other colleagues through Yammer online SDS Workforce Community.

    Try our new SDS E-Learning Resource, produced in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council. 

    It is a very basic introduction to Self-directed support and should only take approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

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    We offer free face-to-face or online training to help you find out more about the resources on this site. View available dates and register for a training session on our Help & Training page.