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.