Self Directed Support
Self Directed Support (SDS) gives you money to choose and control your social care support. If you are eligible, you are given a personal budget that can be used to buy all or some of the support you need.
Adult social care has changed across England and Wales and we believe you should have a say about how the money you are given is used so it meets your needs in the best way possible.
Self Directed Support (SDS) enables you to arrange services for yourself, choosing what to buy and how much to spend. You will receive a personal budget that can be used to buy all or some of the support you need.
If you qualify for Self Directed Support you will need to fill in a Supported Self Assessment Questionnaire (SSAQ) during an assessment with your social worker or case co-ordinator where you will agree your needs.
The Fix Yourself A Break (FYAB) scheme aims to help carers who need support.
Once your support plan for Self Directed Support has been approved, the money will be available to pay for the services in your plan. This money is your Personal Budget.
If you think you may be eligible for a Personal Budget please contact us. Once contact has been made, you will be sent information on Self Directed Support by your allocated social worker or case co-ordinator.
Once you have completed your Self Supported Assessment Questionnaire (SSAQ) and know what your Indicative Budget is, you can start writing your support plan. You can write this yourself or get family, friends or your social worker or case co-ordinator to help.
We have many social care providers, voluntary groups, community organisations and specialist care providers. It will be easier and faster to search and find details of these in your local area through the 'Your Care, Your Way' website.