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.

Directing your own support

Find out if self-directed support is right for you


Learn about this increasingly popular form of social care delivery


Could you and the person you care for benefit from self-directed support?

News and events

The SDS Act was implemented on the 1st April 2014

Local Authorities now have a duty to offer you the 4 options, for further information visit our guidance website.

SDS Support in the right direction and Innovation funds

Find out details on how to apply and download application forms.

View details of the funds


Check out our tailored FAQs below and if you can't find the answer you're looking for Contact Us.

Directing your own support



Document library

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View useful tips, training materials and general information uploaded by other SDS professionals from across the country.

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