Your care, your choice (Scotland)

Self Directed Support (SDS) is about allowing people who receive care to choose and manage their support.

SDS measures - such as Direct Payments - have the potential to be life-changing, yet take-up is patchy. Those who use SDS often have difficulties navigating the system or getting their local authority to apply SDS flexibly.

We're fighting for:

  • greater awareness of SDS, particularly in rural areas
  • more flexible, creative administration of SDS so that people can make meaningful choices.

What we're doing:

  • working with the Scottish government to ensure that the voices of people with MS are heard when developing and implementing this policy.
  • working with MSPs to ensure the Social Care (Self Directed Support) Bill takes into account the needs of people affected by MS
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Page last updated: 18 Apr 2013

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