Self-directed Support in Scotland

Welcome to the Scottish Government's Self-directed Support (SDS) website.

This is a one-stop-shop for information about Self-directed Support for people who use social care services and health and social care professionals.

Latest News

Research from CCPS

New research from CCPS (carried out by Strathclyde University) into the barriers and enablers for Self-directed Support implementation has been published. This time they were focusing on what is happening in local authorities. You can read it here:

 

http://www.ccpscotland.org/pp/news/pp-research-report-2018-part-two-experience-sds-implementation-local-authorities/

 


Support in the Right Direction 2021

Scottish Government today announced the successful applicants to the Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD2021) programme. SIRD2021 will fund 31 projects delivering direct and local independent support across 31 local authority areas, to help people and carers make informed decisions and plans for their social care and work towards maximising their choice, control and flexibility over those arrangements.

From October 2018 to March 2021 over £7.2million will be invested in projects, who will work alongside relevant local authorities, to ensure that more people across Scotland who require social care are engaged, informed, included and empowered to make choices about their support. A full list of successful applicants to SiRD2021 can be found here - http://www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/projects

 


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