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Self-directed support (SDS)

Take Control (South Lanarkshire)

Self-directed support – support, care, trust, protect. Image shows elderly adults chatting on a bench, a person receiving occupational therapy/rehabilitation with an OT, person in wheelchair, home carer with elderly client, elderly person and young child

Take Ctrl staff are currently operating a hybrid system and are asking people to arrange an appointment prior to coming in to ensure the correct member of staff is available.

You can contact them on the number below, via email or on their Facebook page.

01698 892372

Take Ctrl (South Lanarkshire) is a Self-directed Support Service providing information and assistance to enable all eligible people to explore the 4 options for independent living.

Take Ctrl is part of Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL), which has many years of experience helping people to gain the information, skills, and support to overcome barriers and make informed choices and can offer support with:

  • information and training on Self-directed Support to ensure that you are able to make informed choice about the best way to use your funding
  • recruiting and managing personal assistants, or engaging with service providers
  • understanding the responsibilities involved in employing staff
  • setting up a payroll system if required
  • meeting council financial monitoring requirements

Take Control have produced the following documents:

They have also produced some short films that gives an insight into individual peoples lives.

  • Cailean's Story: how having a PA helps Cailen, who is on the autism spectrum, to access a mainstream college course
  • Susan's Story: how Susan's PA assists with personal care, household tasks and basic health care support
  • Joan's Story: how Joan is able to maintain employment with support from her PA
  • Chris's Story: how Chris has achieved the life he wants through his job, the support of family and his PA

For more information on the 4 options email