Self-Directed Support Translation Guide


MECOPP’s Self-Directed Support (SDS) projects aim to raise awareness of SDS amongst Minority Ethnic communities in Scotland. Our South Asian and Chinese service users have told us there is a need for consistent translation of the complicated language and jargon being used to describe SDS.

Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health, launched MECOPP’s SDS Translation Guide at the ‘Let’s Get Personal’ Conference on 14th May 2014. The Translation Guide takes 22 terms related to SDS and puts them in context, translating both the term and the definition to Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and Chinese. The translations have been tested with community members to ensure the language is as accessible as possible.

The Translation Guide is now available to download below and we hope it will be an invaluable resource for interpreters and those producing accessible materials. It will ensure consistency in translation of the somewhat confusing and complex language surrounding SDS.

Printed versions of the Translation Guide are available from MECOPP. Please contact