Disclaimer: Information from HSCB
Self Directed Support enables individuals to choose how their support is provided and gives them as much control as they want over their Personal Budget.
An individual’s personal budget can be:
The introduction of Self Directed Support means that once a Trust agrees that an individual needs social care support they can work together with their key worker to agree how care is provided, that best meets their assessed needs.
If the person you care for needs help to organise their support they can ask the Trust, family members or a friend to help with this.
The aim of Self Directed Support is to promote independence by offering more flexibility on how services are provided to people who are assessed as being eligible for social care support.
Self Directed Support enables people to take more control over decisions which affect their lives. It is intended to support independent living by giving people more choice, control and flexibility over their own care.
Self Directed Support allows you to choose what type of support you receive and where and when you receive it.
For example you might want to: