Self Directed Support is about people themselves being in control of the support they need to live their lives.
It is built on the premise that people who need support are best placed to know what support they need to make their life better and that they can have control over identifying their needs as well as designing and purchasing the support to meet their needs.
Some people may need more help with this than others but this should never prevent them from directing their own support.
Fair Deal fully supports the promotion of Self Directed Support and will help everyone they currently support to move in this direction.
The reason we support it is because it is completely consistent with citizenship and recognising everyone has the right to make their own decisions, have their own money to spend and be an active contributor to their community. This is a picture of an information booklet available from Glasgow City Council which tells you more about self directed support.
Fair Deal can help you apply for your individual budget so that you can direct your own support.
This Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 29th February this year.