Self-directed Support

  • Self-directed Support

    Welcome to this Self-directed Support portal, a collection of resources on Self-directed Support for health and social care professionals.

    The way Social Care funded support is being delivered in Scotland is changing.  The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 now gives people more choice and control over how they would like their support arranged. Practitioners have a key role to play in ensuring that people who need support are given the information they need to make the choices that are right for them.  

    We hope the links on this site help you to find out more about the principles and values of Self-directed Support and how these can influence your practice.

    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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