Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, 2014

The Self-Directed Support Act becomes law on 1st April 2014. This means that all councils in Scotland have a duty to offer anyone assessed as needing social care 4 options to choose from when deciding how they want to receive care and support.

The 4 options are:

  • The individual takes a direct payment
  • The individual chooses who they want to support them and the council arranges it
  • The council chooses and arranges the individual's support
  • A mixture of all the above

SCLD wanted to know what Local Area Coordinators (LACs) think about Self-Directed Support (SDS). This report is based on interviews with LACs about their involvement with, and views on, SDS.