SDS Network

Leading the global development of self-directed support

Everyone has the right to support that helps them be included as full and valued citizens within the community. Self-Directed Support (SDS) is the name for those supports. The SDS Network is the global network dedicated to improving awareness of best-practice in self-directed support and inclusion.


The founding governance for the SDS Network reflects the ongoing commitment of many individuals and organisations to create the network and the need to reflect the global growth of SDS in a balanced way. The initial governance will be based on countries and continental regions:

Asia-Pacific Region

Europe-Africa Region

Americas Region


You can find out more about the work of the SDS Network visiting the website here.

You can contact members of the Board of SDS Network through the profile links below. 

And, check out the large variety of free resources on Self-Directed Support in our Citizen Network library here.

Bevin Croft


Senior Research Associate and Director of the Behavioral Health team at the Human Services Research Institute

Chris Watson


Founder of Self Directed Futures

Simon Duffy


President of Citizen Network

Tim Stainton


Co-Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship & joint coordinator of Citizen Network Canada

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