Self-Directed Support

Do you need to know more about Self-directed Support choices?

The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 Act came into force on 01 April 2014 and places a duty on local authority social work departments to offer people who are eligible for social care a range of choices over how they receive their social care and support.

Self-directed Support allows people to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet their personal outcomes. For a practitioner, it’s about finding out what is important to individuals and working with them to meet their outcomes. This will help to provide a better service to the people receiving support.