Self-directed Support

  • Self-directed Support

    Self-directed Support 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. Having more choice and control is empowering. Self-directed support encourages everyone to work together as equal partners to help achieve the agreed outcomes for the supported person.

    Support and care have a vital role to play in ensuring that everyone can enjoy the same human rights - dignity, equality of opportunity and access.

    This website is here to support all frontline professionals from personal assistants and support workers to social workers and nurses as they seek to implement SDS and embrace the culture change associated with working with SDS.

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

    Share this portal with your colleagues - download a demo here.

    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. 

  • Book a training session

    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.