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Changing Support Changing Lives

Changing Support, Changing Lives
We held a number of free events about Self-directed Support (SDS). These events were for:
  • providers of support
  • carers of people who recieve support
  • parents of people who recieve support
  • people who receive support

Event Presentations

Have a look at these useful presentations on SDS:

Sam Newman is the Director of Partners for Change at OLM Group. His presentation explores what SDS is and why we need it. It also shows some compelling stories about people’s lives and how they can change.

This presentation covers the key principles of SDS and highlights various discussion points exploring the common issues and concerns of Self-directed Support.

This presentation is by Gillian McCready, Service Manager at Inverclyde Council. It shows how Inverclyde Council have approached SDS, what stage they are currently at and what their plans are going forward.


Frances Brown is an independent consultant on Self-directed Support and Social Care. Her presentation focuses on the advantages of choosing the Individual Service Fund (ISF) option for SDS. It tells the story of Callum Bell and how choosing an ISF has changed his and his family’s lives.

This presentation covers the key principles of SDS and the options available and explores the journey through the SDS process.

This workshop presentation shows the options for SDS and highlights the differences that can be made with Self-directed Support.

This presentation is  by Angela Catley, Director of Development and Communication at Community Catalysts. It highlights the work done by Community Catalysts and tells some real life stories of how people have used their budget creatively to start small businesses, showing the positive impact this has had.

This presentation aims to assist other providers with the SDS process. It focuses on what Personalisation is and the shift to outcome focused support. It looks at outcome based support plans and highlights the importance of co-production.

This presentation has been used to show the processes of SDS for providers. It focuses on the steps of the SDS process and highlights the need for outcome based support planning and co-production.

This presentation highlights the key challenges of SDS for providers. It discussed the affect Self-directed Support will have for a support worker and looks at what makes a good Personal Assistant (P.A.).

This presentation provides practical steps for those who use services on how to approach SDS using In Control Scotland’s 7 step guide to being in control of your support. 

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