What is Self-Directed Support?

  • SDS is intended to support, promote and protect the human rights and independent living of people using care and support services in Scotland.
  • SDS aims to ensure that care and support is delivered in a way that maximises choice and control over one‘s own life.
  • SDS is about enabling people to live as independently as possible in the way that they want to.
  • SDS is about supporting a more equal process to identify and put in place the support that people need in life.
  • SDS is about shifting power, choice and control to people needing support.
  • SDS is about enabling a more creative and individualised approach to support.
  • SDS is about offering a mechanism (4 options) to enable the above to happen.

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