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.


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.

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