Engaged, informed and included.
We believe everyone should have control over their own life. Some people need additional support and care to lead an independent life and require help to be empowered to make important decisions about their life.
Self-direct Support allows people to decide what matters to them, and helps carers and care organisations to design innovative projects and programmes to assist people to live a more independent life.
Scottish Government’s Self-directed Support Strategy allows people, carers and families to make informed choices about what their social care support is, how it is delivered and by whom.
Self-directed Support implements the principles and values of fairness, independence, freedom, safety, involvement, collaboration, informed choice, participation and dignity enshrined in the Social Care (Self-direct Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
Inspiring Scotland is supporting the performance management, monitoring and evaluation of the Scottish Government’s Self-Directed Support Funds: Support in the Right Direction, which builds the capacity and availability of independent support services, and the Innovation Fund, which supports innovation and develops the capacity of providers to support people using Self-directed Support.