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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Our Voice

Currently in the development stage, Our Voice is based on a vision where people who use health and care services, carers and the public will be enabled to engage purposefully with health and social care providers to continuously improve and transform services. People will be provided with feedback on the impact of their engagement, or a demonstration of how their views have been considered.

Find out more and have your say: Our Voice


What works in Independent Support?

This report summarises the evidence and learning from Independent Support projects funded by the Scottish Government 2012 - 2015. It complements "The Value of Independent Support" and "Measuring the difference Independent Support makes" which are two documents produced by the Independent Support projects through Support in the Right Direction. We hope it gives further insight into Independent Support and shows what Scottish Government investment has achieved.

What works in Independent Support?


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