Examples of self-directed support
Self-directed Support (SDS) doesn't always rely on traditional, paid services. Finding out what is out there in the community is a key part of the approach.
Some examples of self-directed support are:
- employing a 'job coach' to help someone find supported employment
- funding a short-break where the service-user is supported and the carer enjoys a break
- employing a personal assistant instead of using a care agency to offer greater flexibility
- buying equipment to support identified needs
- funding a contribution towards adaptations