The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 came into force on 1st April 2014.  This law allows people, who require support, the option of saying how they would like to receive their money and how they would like their support to be managed.  This is referred to as Self-Directed Support (SDS).

Self-Directed support is all about giving you, the recipient, and your family more choice, control and flexibility over how you receive your support and care. People who require support for the first time will be asked to fill in a self-evaluation questionnaire (SEQ) which your local authority will use to decide how much money you are entitled to.

When you find out how much money you will receive, the next step will be to decide:

  • how and what you want to spend that money on
  • how you would like it managed
  • what kind of support you would like to receive

McFarlane Trust can support you through all of the SDS process

For more information on self-directed support follow these links:
Self-Directed Support (SDS)