New Self-Directed Support (SDS) materials & resources

The new Social Care (Self-Directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 came into force last month and there are a new suite of materials and resources available to support it’s launch.

You can find the statutory guidance to accompany the legislation here and there are a range of supporting apps available for free download from iTunes:

A handbook for people considering using a personal assistant (under Option 1 within the lgislation) is available here.

You can find a great video of what SDS can mean in practice and some personal stories of individual SDS journeys here.

If you would like to keep up to date with SDS developments at a national level, the Scottish Government’s website dedicated to SDS (with specific areas for professionals, individuals using services and carers) can be found here: