Self-directed Support in Scotland

Welcome to the Scottish Government's Self-directed Support (SDS) website.

This is a one-stop-shop for information about Self-directed Support for people who use social care services and health and social care professionals.

Latest News

Change Map for Self-directed Support

Scottish Government commissioned research into the ongoing national monitoring and evaluation of self-directed support (SDS).  As part of that research stakeholders were invited to become involved in work around the theory of Change.  This Change Map was developed. We are using the map as part of the work to develop a new implementation plan as a means of understanding what needs to change; what is currently working well; what needs to change and who is best placed to do it.

Research from CCPS

New research from CCPS (carried out by Strathclyde University) into the barriers and enablers for Self-directed Support implementation has been published. This time they were focusing on what is happening in local authorities. You can read it here:


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