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Self-directed Support

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 personal assistant (PA)*
  • enabling you to identify and procure a care  agency that meets your assessed needs
  • funding for respite or short breaks
  • accessing community supports identified in your support plan

* There are a number of legal obligations that come with the employment of a PA including; PAYE, National Insurance, Pensions and other employment related legislation. For more information please contact Take Control South Lanarkshire or read the factsheet produced by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group.