Encouraging Access to
Self Directed Support
Are you getting the right support?
SDS ideas is a project in partnership with Clyde Shopmobility for anyone interested in Self Directed Support.
Some people need extra support in their daily life to allow them the same independence and freedom as everyone else.
Self Directed Support is a way of empowering people to understand and make choices about how they access this support.
SDS ideas is an Independent Resource for Self Directed Support in West Dunbartonshire.
You can contact us to talk things over.
We can give you information on the process of accessing Self Directed Support and what to expect when speaking to Social Work about your needs and talk you through putting in a referral.
West Dunbartonshire Council / Health & Social Care Partnership will allocate a social worker or other professional to meet with you and assess what you needs to achieve your outcomes.
SDS ideas can help you prepare for this assessment.
If you are eligible then WDC/HSCP will allocate a budget to you and you will be able to choose how your support is delivered.
SDS ideas can discuss your options with you:
- Option 1 – you are paid your budget directly into your SDS bank account and you buy the support you have chosen
- Option 2 – you choose what support you would like from any of the local providers and it is arranged for you.
- Option 3 – the Council arranges support on your behalf. This is the ‘traditional’ way support was delivered
- Option 4 – a mix of the other options.
If you would like more information about Self Directed Support contact Yvonne or Michelle on 0141 952 5758 or email email@example.com
SDS ideas is funded by the Scottish Government through Inspiring Scotland’s SiRD programme
SDSideas, 5 Titan Enterprise, 1 Aurora Avenue, Clydebank, G81 1BF
ClydeShop mobility is a Registered Charity SC034635