A round up of the various reports produced on the progress of SDS throughout Scotland.

 Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Directing your own Support? – A report examining the value of independent advocacy in supporting people through the Self-directed Support journey.

Audit Scotland

Self-directed Support – A report published by Audit Scotland makes recommendations to help councils fully implement SDS. The report says councils have started to make changes to social care however progress has been mixed among councils and slower in some areas which have underestimated the scale of the cultural and practical changes.

HUG(Action for Mental Health)

SDS Report – In the winter of 2013 HUG consulted 94 of their members on the subject of self-directed support, this report indicates their main feelings on the subject.

Learning Disability Alliance Scotland

What’s Going On? – A report from LDAS on how each Local Authority was getting on with SDS in late 2012.

Mental Health Foundation

Self-Directed Support in Mental Health: Capacity Building for Third Sector Providers. This report outlines some of the key challenges and opportunities presented by the introduction of self-directed support for those with mental health problems.

People As Partners – Scottish Care

Local authority involvement of independent providers – A research report – Looking at the extent to which local authorities have been embedding the principles of SDS in their relationships with those who provide social care services for older people.