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