Self-directed Support


The ICCAN (Information for Carers of Children with Additional Support Needs) Group has produced an information booklet about the services and support available.

There is also a useful information guide for young people and adults with additional support needs called We.Can which highlights the services available to them, their families and carers.

The Social Services Knowledge Scotland website supports all frontline professionals from personal assistants and support workers to social workers and nurses as they seek to implement and embrace the culture change associated with SDS.

The Open University in Scotland has free online courses including materials about using SDS with Children and Families. They are currently offering some free facilitator coaching for training people in the workforce.

You can also download a copy of our Self-Directed Support Communication Strategy.