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.

Latest News

2019-21 Implementation plan for self-directed support to be published on the 12th June 2019

The Scottish Government recognises that self-directed support is not yet fully embedded as Scotland’s approach to social care and will continue to have a focus on this. In 2018 we engaged extensively with stakeholders to gather views and from January to date have been working with partners to agree the national actions needed to support change at local level.


The self-directed support implementation plan 2019-2021 will be launched alongside the wider programme to reform adult social care at Social Work Scotland’s Annual conference on the 12th June 2019.


People-led Policy Panel has developed the priorities for reforming adult social care

Over the past 6 months the People-led Policy Panel, a group of social care support users, have considered what the priorities for the reform programme should be. They have also worked with the Leadership Alliance and the Programme Delivery Team to approve the Shared Vision for social care support, the programme vision and the programme framework.




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