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

Self-directed Support for BSL Users

Deaf Action have recently produced some informative videos on Self-directed Support in British Sign Language. You can access these videos by visiting the following link:

This link is also available via our document library where it will be kept as an online resource.

Self-directed Support - an exploration of Option 2 in practice

The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland commissioned researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to explore local authority and voluntary sector provider perspectives on how Option 2 is working in practice.

Dr Martin Kettle, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at GCU explored the barriers to making Option 2 a reality as well as highlighting emerging approaches to addressing these barriers.

For more information and to download the report click here:

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Document Library

Document Library
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