Self Directed Support (SDS) allows people to choose how their support is provided, and gives them as much control as they want of their individual budget following a Social Work Assessment. Put simply, SDS is the support a person purchases, or arranges, to meet agreed health and social care outcomes.
Their are 4 available options for obtaining the support you need:
Option 1: A Direct Payment (Cash) to purchase the support you are assessed for either by purchasing from a Care Provider or employing your own personal assistant.
Option 2: Where either the local authority or an organisation of your choice holds the money allowing you to decide on how it is spent to meet your outcomes.
Option 3: This option allows the local authority, in consultation with you, to spend the money on the support that best meets your needs
Option 4: This option allows you to choose a mix of Options 1,2, and 3 for different types of supportFind out how to access SDS services
We are a user-led organisation. By becoming a member, you can have a real say in what services we offer, how our services are structured, what information we provide and how we provide it.