Self-directed Support Library

Use this section on The Hub to find out about Self-directed Support (SDS), Scotland’s mainstream approach to social care delivery.

Here you will find a selection of resources that explain what SDS is, people’s stories, assessment and support planning tools as well as resources to influence commissioning and procurement practice to make SDS truly mainstream across Scotland.

 

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Topics
  • About SDS
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    Close × An introduction to the basics of SDS.
  • Assessment and Support Planning
  • Support Options
  • Commissioning and Procurement
  • SDS Implementation
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    Close × Progress data on SDS options
  • SDS Children and families
  • People's Stories
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    Close × Personal stories of how people have used SDS.
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Self-directed Support Framework of Standards - Social Work Scotland image

Authors
Social Work Scotland, Scottish Government

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Self-directed Support Framework of Standards - Social Work Scotland

Date
01/03/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A framework of eleven standards written for Local Authorities, agreed by COSLA, to support the implementation of SDS. Guidance, 17 pages.

Developing a National Framework for Self-directed Support - Learning Review Social Work Scotland image

Authors
Jane Scott, Independent Researcher, Social Work Scotland

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Developing a National Framework for Self-directed Support - Learning Review Social Work Scotland

Date
01/03/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A small scale learning review to map the approach taken by the Social Work Scotland, Self-directed Support team as part of the development of a national framework for self-directed support. Report, 24 pages.

SiRD Progress Update January 2021 Inspiring Scotland image

Authors
Inspiring Scotland

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SiRD Progress Update January 2021 Inspiring Scotland

Date
01/01/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) progress update for the period April 2020 - September 2020. Report, 18 pages.

Blind and Partially Sighted People's Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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Blind and Partially Sighted People's Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which uses data collected from Alliance Scotland and SDSS exploring the experiences of blind and partially sighted people's experiences of SDS and Social Care. Part of a suite of 5 thematic reports published separately. Report, 59 pages.

People with Learning Disabilities' Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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People with Learning Disabilities' Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which uses data collected from Alliance Scotland and SDSS exploring people with learning disabilities' experiences of SDS and Social Care. Part of a suite of 5 thematic reports published separately. Report, 58 pages.

Black and Minority Ethnic People's Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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Black and Minority Ethnic People's Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which uses data collected from Alliance Scotland and SDSS exploring the experiences of black and minority ethnic people's experiences of SDS and Social Care. Part of a suite of 5 thematic reports published separately. Report, 43 pages.

People with Mental Health Problems' Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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People with Mental Health Problems' Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which uses data collected from Alliance Scotland and SDSS exploring people with mental health problems' experiences of SDS and Social Care. Part of a suite of 5 thematic reports published separately. Report, 50 pages.

Women's Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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Women's Experiences of Self-directed Support and Social Care - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/12/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which uses data collected from Alliance Scotland and SDSS exploring women's experiences of SDS and Social Care. Part of a suite of 5 thematic reports published separately. Report, 63 pages.

My Support, My Choice People's experiences of Self-directed Support - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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My Support, My Choice People's experiences of Self-directed Support - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/10/2020

A report which uses data collected from Alliance Scotland and SDSS exploring people's experiences of SDS and Social Care. Part of a suite of 5 thematic reports published separately. Report, 114 pages.

SiRD Progress Update July 2020 Inspiring Scotland image

Authors
Inspiring Scotland

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SiRD Progress Update July 2020 Inspiring Scotland

Date
01/07/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) progress update for the period October 2019 - March 2020. Report, 10 pages.

The Promise - Independent Care Review image

Authors
Independent Care Review

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The Promise - Independent Care Review

Date
05/02/2020

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Report from the Independent Care Review which sets out what needs to change in the care system to ensure children and young people grow up loved, safe and respected. Part of a suite of 7 reports. Report, 124 pages.

Self-directed Support Implementation Plan 2019 - 2021 - Scottish Government image

Authors
Scottish Government, COSLA

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Self-directed Support Implementation Plan 2019 - 2021 - Scottish Government

Date
01/06/2019

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Implementation plan for Self-directed Support with actions to address challenges. Guidance, 23 pages.

Thematic Review of Self-directed Support in Scotland - Care Inspectorate image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Thematic Review of Self-directed Support in Scotland - Care Inspectorate

Date
01/06/2019

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Review of six health and social care partnerships across Scotland by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland to assess the progress of SDS implementation. Report, 36 pages.

Key Self-directed Support Resources Booklet image

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland

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Key Self-directed Support Resources Booklet

Date
01/03/2019

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A guide to highlight SDS resources to support individuals, carers, the workforce, commissioners and other support staff. Booklet, 8 pages.

A guide to Self-directed Support for people with dementia - MECOPP image

Authors
Minority ethnic carers of People Project (MECOPP)

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A guide to Self-directed Support for people with dementia - MECOPP

Date
08/01/2019

This guide explains what SDS is, how adults with dementia may access SDS and how SDS interacts with other legislation relevant to people with dementia. Keywords: older adults; mental health; capacity. Tool, 32 pages

Self-directed Support (SDS) Information Pack - PAMIS image

Authors
PAMIS Scotland

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Self-directed Support (SDS) Information Pack - PAMIS

Date
01/12/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

An information pack produced by PAMIS Scotland to inform supported people and their carers about Self-directed Support. Keywords: Profound and multiple learning disabilities; PMLD; Carers; Digital Passports. Tool, 64 pages.

Jargon Buster - What does it all mean? Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) image

Authors
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL)

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Jargon Buster - What does it all mean? Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL)

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A guide to Self-directed Support terms to make SDS more accessible. Tool, 2 pages.

How does Self-directed Support work? image

Authors
Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

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How does Self-directed Support work?

Date
01/09/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A brief video from Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS) which explains the Self-directed Support 4 options. Keywords: British Sign Language. Tool, video - 58 seconds.

What are the Values and Principles that underline how SDS should work in the law. image

Authors
Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

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What are the Values and Principles that underline how SDS should work in the law.

Date
01/09/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A video from Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS) which explains how Self-directed Support is Scotland's mainstream approach to social care. Keywords: British Sign Language. Tool, video - 1 minute, 40 seconds.

What does SDS mean for Individuals? image

Authors
Self-directed Support Scotland

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What does SDS mean for Individuals?

Date
01/09/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A brief video from Self-directed Support Scotland which explains that Self-directed Support is Scotland's mainstream approach to social care. Keywords: British Sign Language. Tool, video - 23 seconds.

Transforming Social Care: Scotland's Progress towards implementing Self-directed Support 2011 - 2018. image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Transforming Social Care: Scotland's Progress towards implementing Self-directed Support 2011 - 2018.

Date
01/08/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report produced in response to an Audit Scotland recommendation that Scottish Government should report on the outcomes achieved with funding to date. The report identifies the progress made between 2011 and 2018 towards delivering transformational change in social care. Repor...

Local Authority Social Care Support

Find links to Local Authorities to see how social care support is being delivered across Scotland through Self-directed Support.

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