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Self-Directed Support

Self-directed support is the process of taking control of your life and any support you might need to live it. Although self-directed support was developed for adult social care services its application is much wider and even goes beyond public services.


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Simon Duffy talks about the development of self-directed support in the UK.

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Self-directed support is the 7 step process by which people obtain control over their support in order to achieve a better life for themselves.

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This presentation was part of a day long seminar with the people of Christchurch who are starting the Enabling Good Lives programme.

Implementing Self-Directed Support

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This short essay offers some thoughts about the lessons other countries might want to draw from the English experience of implementing self-directed support (SDS).