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.

               
 

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The Good self-directed support project is a collaboration between the University of, Department of Social Policy and Criminology, Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL), Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL), and the National Lottery Community Fund.

This project is interested in finding out what disabled people think about their support: what works, and what doesn’t; how it could promote genuine independent living and enable more disabled people’s and carers’ lives to be full of choices, opportunities and participation. Furthermore the project would like to learn how much this benefits families, friends, the community and society when disabled people and carers have the right kind of support.

To better understand what good support looks like the project is looking for people who use Self-directed Support (SDS), or who would like to, and carers for people who use SDS, to participate in some focus groups. These focus groups would be formed of five or six individuals who receive or would like to receive SDS, or indeed individuals who care for a disabled person. These individuals would be invited to chat about their experiences of Self-directed Support for a period of no more than an hour. Participants will be provided with expenses for travel, any personal assistant, advocate and/or interpreter costs. Any information gathered via this process would be very valuable to the project. If you would like to take part please visit http://goodselfdirectedsupport.org.uk/ 

If you would like to find out more about SDS please visit http://www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk/

If you would like to discuss the research with someone, please contact: Prof. Kirstein Rummery (Principal Investigator): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Dr. Siabhainn Russell (Researcher): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Julia Lawrence (Researcher): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you wish to speak to someone independent, please contact Professor Alison Bowes (Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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