People who need support are entitled to be in control of their own lives and any support they need.
UNIC Transferability Study
The final UNIC report explores how to build and sustain personal budgets reforms and use EU structures.
The Problem with Quality of Life
Disability strategy should be built around an ambitious vision for deinstitutionalisation and citizenship for all.
Redesigning the NDIS
A vision for reforming the NDIS as a regenerative system of support co-designed with people with disabilities.
The Value of Peer Support
Peer support is one of the best ways to liberate the potential for citizens to change the world for the better.
Self-Directed Support Scotland
There has been significant progress in Scotland in reforming disability services, but major challenges remain.
Individual Service Funds at iDirect
iDirect share the experiences of 3 individuals they support who use individual service funds.
Indvidual Service Funds in Residential Care
Service providers can do much more to offer people flexible support and personal budgets.
This Is How I Manage
This is a Finnish tool, available here in English, to help people develop their own support plan.
The Seattle 2000 Declaration
The Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self-Determination and Individualized Funding.
Global Standards for Self-Directed Support
The SDS Network has drafted a statement for consultation on best practice on self-directed support.
Building the Right Support...
Why we are failing to provide the right support to people and what we can do to fix it.
Un Nuevo Campo Social
Necesitamos cultivar un nuevo campo social: we need to cultivate a new social field.
The Power of Freedom
An overview of recent developments for self-directed support in New Zealand including important web technology.
European Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation
Good practice guide on the transition from Institutional to Community-based Care.
Mapping Self-Directed Support in Europe
A survey of Self-Directed Support systems in Europe in 2019 produced by the SKILLS project.
Towards a Citizenship Model of Support
Ideas for developing a new model of support in Catalonia.
Self-Directed Support Graphics in Catalan
Infographics on self-directed support in Catalan
Self-Directed Support and the Future
Simon Duffy considers some of the emerging trends and how SDS can help us tackle future problems.
Self-Directed Support and System Design
Simon Duffy explores how you design a system of self-directed support that works for everyone.
Self-Directed Support and Citizenship
Simon Duffy argues that self-directed support is a tool for enhancing our citizenship.
Self Direction in Finland
Petra Rantamäki provides an overview of the development of self-directed support in Finland.
European Perspectives on Self-Directed Support
Support Girona hosted a seminar to review global and European developments in self-directed support.
Self Directed Futures Training
Active learning and coaching from Self Directed Futures.
How to Make Control Work
How can we help people to take control in a system of self-directed support.
Hatty has paranoid schizophrenia and is 33 years old, this is her story of life now with personalised support.
Different Worldview, Different Person-Centred Plan
John O'Brien reflects on two very different ways of understanding Person-Centred Planning.
A New Way Home: Slovakian Edition
Help for people in Slovakia and the Czech Republic to find new paths to living in their own home.
Good Practice in Personal Budgets
UNIC project describes global best practice in Personal Budgets and user-centred funding models.
European Guide on Personal Budgets
The UNIC Project guide to EU countries for Long Term Care and Support based on human rights.
An overview of Individual Service Funds and how to personalise commissioning in health and social care.
Individual Service Fund Route Map
Self Directed Futures show how to shift control of health and social care into neighbourhoods.
Bridging Support is a powerful means of accelerating people's ability to leave institutional services, like ATUs.
The Power of Freedom
A New Zealand Initiative report on the positive progress of self-directed support in New Zealand.
An Easy Read guide plus film explaining the 4 different ways of funding your care and support and managing your Personal…
Trying Out Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Self Directed Futures' work with Bristol City Council commissioning team on their Individual Service Fund offer.
A New Way Home New Edition
A practical guide to leaving institutional care and returning to your community.
DCWW England: PFG the Home of Peer Support
Members of the People Focused Group (PFG) in Doncaster explain what peer support truly means.
Supporting and Developing the Workforce for ISFs
This guide from Skills for Care was developed over several months by the South West Individual Service Fund Network and…
A Self and Family Directed Adventure
Fionn and Jonathan are a father and son team who are leading the way in showing what people with Down Syndrome can…
It's My Choice
James has Down Syndrome and he uses an Individual Service Fund (ISF) to maintain control over his support and his life.
The Sensory Projects Training
The Sensory Projects run on the principle that with the right knowledge and a little creativity, inexpensive items can…
Why is Self-Directed Support So Hard?
An overview of the global and historical development of Self-Directed Support (SDS) published in association with…
Much More to Life than Services
Joe Powell All Wales People First and Bob Rhodes LivesthroughFriends explain how people build good lives and the…
SDS Network: Social Service Reform in Wales
Damien Bridgeman explains the development of social service reforms in Wales where the ideas of citizenship and…
A short film by Plena Inclusión on 'Apuyo Autodirigido' the Spanish term for self-directed support.
SDS Network: Individual Service Funds (ISFs)
Chris Watson of Self Directed Futures and Gary Kent of New Key and Jacqui Hendra of Devon County Council on ISFs.
SDS Network: Developments in Finland
Leaders in self-directed support in Finland explain how systems are beginning to move towards and some of the early…
SDS Network: Developments in Scotland
Keith, Danielle & Debbie describe the development of self-directed support in Scotland.