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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Self-directed Support Awareness Week

Self-directed Support Awareness Week activities are taking place week commencing 30 March 2015. This also marks the 1st anniversary of the launch of Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

For a full event listing, take a look at the Daily Choice newsletter. There is also an SDS “Mass Tweet”  planned for Thursday 2nd April from 11am – 12 noon where people can share stories/experiences of best practice of Self-directed Support using #SDSWeek. 


Self-directed Support Funding Streams

The Scottish Government have recently announced the award of funding as part of our Self-directed Support Innovation and Support in the Right Direction streams. The purpose of this funding is to build and develop the capacity of provider organisations, help develop the workforce and to ensure that support and information is available to individuals throughout Scotland to assist them in making informed choices.

Details of those organisations who have been successful in securing funding, including a summary of the work they will be carrying out over the next three years, will be published on our website soon.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the organisations who applied for this funding.

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