Self Directed Support options


The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 placed a duty on authorities to offer individuals a range of options as to how to arrange the support required to meet the needs and outcomes identified during the assessment process. The four Self Directed Support (SDS) options are:

  1. Direct payment – the individual receives cash to arrange their support.
  2. An organisation manages the budget and support on behalf of the individual.
  3. The Council decides what support is appropriate and arranges it for the individual.
  4. A mixture of options 1-3

The assessment process is outlined on the Council website:[] as are the self-directed support options: []

Data has in the past been reported to committee, but currently only in reports to senior managers in Health and Social Care

Downloads of the relevant questions in the Support Plan Questionnaire from Swift (the Council client database) at individual level are collated into the options (including deriving option 4 from those with multiple options recorded), months and other characteristics if required (age and client group for example). Additional analysis is required and it cannot just be taken from Swift in raw format.


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