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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Community Brokerage Network image

Authors
Community Brokerage Network

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Community Brokerage Network

Date
12/10/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

The Community Brokerage Network work across Ayrshire to support people to access the care they need with support from independent brokers.

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Authors
PA Network Scotland and Workers Educational Association (WEA)

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Personal Assistants Network Scotland

Date
12/10/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A website providing networking and training opportunities for Personal Assistants.

Accountability and the implementation of Self-directed Support - In-Control Scotland, University of Strathclyde image

Authors
In-control Scotland, University of Strathclyde Humanities and Social Sciences

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Accountability and the implementation of Self-directed Support - In-Control Scotland, University of Strathclyde

Date
01/10/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A research report examining the experiences of advocacy organisations, law centres and advice agencies in their work supporting people to complain to local authorities about their Self-directed Support. Research report, 44 pages.

Accountability and the implementation of Self-directed Support Briefing Paper - In-Control Scotland, University of Strathclyde image

Authors
In-control Scotland, University of Strathclyde Humanities and Social Sciences

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Accountability and the implementation of Self-directed Support Briefing Paper - In-Control Scotland, University of Strathclyde

Date
01/10/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Briefing paper summarising the experiences of advocacy organisations, law centres and advice agencies in their work supporting people to complain to local authorities about their Self-directed Support. Executive report, 5 pages.

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Authors
SIAA - Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

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Find an Advocate

Date
01/09/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Website containing accessible information about independent advocacy provision in Scotland, with a dynamic map and search tool.

My Support, My Choice People's experiences of Self-directed Support and social care in Moray - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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My Support, My Choice People's experiences of Self-directed Support and social care in Moray - Alliance/SDSS

Date
01/09/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

This report uses data collected from the My Support, My Choice research project run by Alliance Scotland and SDSS focusing on experiences of people in Moray. Report, 60 pages.

My Support, My Choice People's experiences of Self-directed Support and social care in Glasgow - Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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My Support, My Choice People's experiences of Self-directed Support and social care in Glasgow - Alliance/SDSS

Date
02/08/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

This report uses data collected from the My Support, My Choice research project run by Alliance Scotland and SDSS focusing on experiences of people in Glasgow. Report, 62 pages.

PA Employer Handbook - Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS) image

Authors
Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

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PA Employer Handbook - Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

Date
01/08/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A handbook for anyone considering employing a Personal Assistant.

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

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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

Date
01/08/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

This report uses data collected from the My Support, My Choice research project run by Alliance Scotland and SDSS focusing on experiences of people in the Scottish Borders. Report, 58 pages.

Procurement of care and support services - Best Practice Guidance, Scottish Government image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Procurement of care and support services - Best Practice Guidance, Scottish Government

Date
01/06/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Best practice guidance, primarily for use of a public body in Scotland procuring care and support services from external suppliers. Updated to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of the UK's exit from the European Union. Guidance, 80 pages.

Self-directed Support Ten years on IRISS Insights 61 image

Authors
Felicity Morrow, Martin Kettles, Glasgow Caledonian University

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Self-directed Support Ten years on IRISS Insights 61

Date
06/05/2021

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A summary of the evidence from policy and scrutiny activity on SDS implementation plus recommendations for the future direction of SDS policy and practice. Research, 18 pages.

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.

My Support, My Choice People with Learning Disabilities experiences of Self-directed Support - Easy Read version Alliance/SDSS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland, SDS Scotland

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My Support, My Choice People with Learning Disabilities experiences of Self-directed Support - Easy Read version 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 five thematic reports published separately. Report, 35 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.

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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