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Self Directed Support

Self Directed Support

The Scottish Government has published an update to the SDS guidance for the pandemic, effective as of 11/2/22. The guidance reflects the principles and flexibility within the SDS Framework of Standards. People who need social care support can use SDS flexibility and can employ friends and/or family members as personal assistants if individuals wish to do so.

In Clackmannanshire we are changing the way in which we provide support for those requiring social care. These changes will bring us into line with the new Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.

This new approach will give you more choice, flexibility and control over how your support is provided, and allow you to live an independent and fulfilling life in your local community.

If you are eligible for support, and your care needs have been assessed, there are a number of options available around the provision of your support. The support you receive will meet your outcomes, which will be discussed and agreed with your worker and detailed in your support plan.

Reviewing your support needs

Even if everything is going well, a social care worker will contact you regularly to make sure you are safe and happy with your support. We do this by carrying out a review of need.

We aim to review how well your support plan is working initially around 6 weeks and thereafter on an annual basis.


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For Further Information Contact

Self Directed Support
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000