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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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.

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Authors
Minority ethnic carers of People Project (MECOPP)

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A guide to Self-directed Support for people with dementia

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

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Authors
PAMIS Scotland

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Self-directed Support (SDS) Information Pack

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.

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Authors
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL)

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Jargon Buster - What does it all mean?

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

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

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Authors
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL)

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Social Care Assessment Being Prepared

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A guide to getting prepared for a social care assessment in Scotland. Keywords: Eligibility; Outcomes; carers. Tool, 16 pages.

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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.

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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...

Children and Young Peoples Experiences of SDS image

Authors
Alliance Scotland

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Children and Young Peoples Experiences of SDS

Date
01/05/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which follows on from the Alliance's "Personal Experiences of SDS" research which specifically looks at survey responses from children, young people and their families.

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Authors
CCPS/Providers & Personalisation

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The tensions between procurement and self-directed support (SDS)

Date
01/05/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A paper from Providers and Personalisation which sets out a local area example of the tensions between procurement and competitive tendering, and Self-directed Support (SDS) and enabling choice for individuals about the provision of their care and support. The paper concludes wit...

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Authors
NHS Education for Scotland, Self-directed Support Scotland and partners

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Quality Assurance Framework

Date
01/05/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A quality assurance framework designed to assist with the creation of Self-directed Support resources. Tool, 1 page.

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Authors
Penumbra

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Personal Story - Gordon

Date
01/04/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Gordon talks about his SDS journey and how Penumbra and EARS advocacy supported him. Keywords: Advocacy; mental health; support plan. Video - 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

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Authors
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

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Personal Outcomes Planning Resources

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A suite of support planning resources developed by the Personal Outcomes Network includes videos, e-book, powerpoint presentation and personal outcomes booklet.

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Authors
Scottish Care

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Personal Story - Norma

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Norma discusses the impact that SDS Option 2 has had on her quality of life. Keywords: Older adults; Highland; personal outcomes; option 2; individual service fund. Video - 6 minutes, 3 seconds.

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Authors
Social Work Scotland, Ariane Critchley, Andrew Gillies.

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Best Practice and Local Authority Progress in Self-directed Support

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report commissioned by SG SDS Policy Team to identify examples of best practice in Self-directed Support across Local Authorities. Keywords: leadership; community asset building; systems; commissioning; workforce development. Report, 20 pages.

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Authors
Centre for Welfare Reform in association with Citizen Network/ In Control Scotland

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Individual Service Funds - a guide to making Self-directed Support work for everyone

Date
01/02/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A paper commissioned by In Control Scotland to promote inclusion and greater understanding of the benefits of the creative use of Individual Service Funds. It is intended to be an enabling document which will be of value to individuals, families, care providers and funders. Key...

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Review of independent and support services

Date
01/02/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Findings from a commissioned review of independent information and support services in relation to Self-directed Support for social care, in 2017. The purpose of the study was to provide an objective and critical review of services funded through the Scottish Government’s Support...

Frequently asked questions factsheet Self-directed Support for children and families image

Authors
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL)

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Frequently asked questions factsheet Self-directed Support for children and families

Date
01/01/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A factsheet for parents who want to access Self-directed Support for children. Tool, 7 pages.

The enablers and barriers to voluntary sector organisations providing personalised support part 2 image

Authors
CCPS/Providers and Personalisation, University of Strathclyde, Andrew Eccles and Ian Cunningham

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The enablers and barriers to voluntary sector organisations providing personalised support part 2

Date
01/01/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

Research report exploring the experiences of Local Authorities implementing Self-directed Support. The report from the University of Strathclyde follows on from the first report from Eccles & Cunningham, 2016 on the enablers and barriers to providing personalised support through ...

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Authors
Alliance Scotland

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Older People's Experience of SDS

Date
01/01/2018

Category
Self-directed Support Library

A report which follows on from the Alliance's "Personal Experiences of SDS" research, which specifically looks at survey responses from those over 65 accessing SDS.

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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