SDS Resources and Useful Links

SDS resources

Scottish National Strategy for SDS

Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

Statutory Guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

The Self-Directed Support (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

National Guidance on SDS for service users, carers and practitioners

A short video explaining SDS and the four options

Scottish Personal Assistants Employers Network guide to SDS

SDS links

Self-Directed Support Scotland

The Scottish Government’s Self-Directed Support (SDS) website. This is a one-stop-shop for information about Self-Directed Support for people who use social care services and health and social care professionals.


A national membership organisation which actively promotes Independent Living by supporting, working with and championing the aims of Self-Directed Support disabled people's organisations.

SDS Info

A new resource to enable anybody in Scotland to search for local SDS Information and Support services

In Control Scotland

An independent organisation which promotes the development of SDS and individual budgets in Scotland.

CCPS Providers and Personalisation

Launched in October 2010 P&P is a four year programme designed to increase the provider voice in the development of national and local SDS policy and to support providers to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in preparing for fully self-directed support.

Over the Fence

A website providing independent information about how to get care and support.

Everyone Together

A two day training event and further tutorials that lead to an award, for anyone who is thinking about becoming involved with Self-Directed Support.