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Coming Soon: The Aberdeen Pre-Paid Card

As part of the process on how to manage your Direct Payment (DP) we have now developed a way forward to make this easier for you.

To do this we will  begin to roll out the ‘Aberdeen Pre-Paid Card‘ during 2019.

The Aberdeen Pre-Paid Card will help you with your DP. You will no longer have to manage a separate bank account or complete and submit financial audits. You will be invited to attend a briefing session where you can see how the ‘Aberdeen Pre Paid Card’ will operate and how it will help you.

If you would like further information please contact the Self-Directed Support Team on 01224 523837 or sdshelpline@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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Self-Directed Support in Aberdeen

The Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 came into effect on 1 April 2014. This Act changes the way in which councils deliver social care and support services to individuals, families and carers.

What is Self-Directed Support?

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is the term that is used to describe the ways in which social care services and support will be offered to individuals and families. 


SDS is all about giving individuals freedom of choice so they can get the kind of support they want, where and when they want it. The aim of the new Act is for supported people to be equal citizens with both rights and responsibilities.

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