SDS Useful Links


Self-Directed Support Scotland – national membership organisation promoting Independent Living by supporting, working with and championing the aims of Self Directed Support disabled people’s organisations.

Mental Health Foundation  – Are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland ”“ Good Practice Guides for professionals providing practical advice on putting the principles of mental health and incapacity law into practice.

Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland) – Powers of Attorney and Guardianship

In Control – Support Planning


Reshaping care and support planning for outcomes – An awareness raising resource for outcome-focussed care and support planning within adult registered services in Scotland.

Lothian centre for Inclusive Living

Glasgow centre for Inclusive Living

Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross

Update ”“ Disability Information Scotland

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Central Lancashire Person Centred Planning News 

MECOPP Carers Centre 

Stroke Association


Support Planning:





National Risk Assessment Framework ”“ Children and Young People


Learning to Live with Risk: Skills for Care


Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: Code of Practice


Social Care Institute for Excellence (2010), Enabling Risk, ensuring safety; Self-directed Support and personal budgets


National Risk Assessment Framework ”“ Children and Young People


Considerations for Children and Young People:

Information sheet ”“Self Directed Support at Transition


Preparing for adult life and transition – Contact a Family


Scottish Transitions Forum ”“ Arc



Enquire ”“ information for parents, professional re. additional support for learning


Terrific Transitions


Transition Information Network tel: 0207 843 6006



The Knowledge Network (NHS) ”˜Carers assessments’ and ”˜Engaging with Carers and Young carers’


Personal Outcomes Plan ”“ guidance to staff- Joint Improvement Team Scotland


The keys to life – Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities: Scottish Government


Nothing Ventured, Nothing gained: Risk Guidance for people with dementia. Department of Health


Recording Outcomes in Care and Support Planning and Review (E.Millar & E.Cook) Joint Improvement Team Scotland


Guidance for Completing Talking Points Annual Review Plans (Day Service) Joint Improvement Team Scotland


Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network


Self Directed Support Scotland – Information and Advice Mapping Survey 2013