Self-directed Support (SDS) represented a major change to the way social care services are provided. The aim of SDS is for people to have more choice and control of their social care support – including where, when and how they receive services. At the same time, the social care sector faces significant challenges, such as budget pressures and increasing demand

Audit Scotland is currently looking at how well councils, integration authorities and the Scottish Government are implementing the policy. The report, which is scheduled to be published in summer 2017, will follow up on their 2014 audit, which found that councils still had a substantial amount of work to do to make self-directed support a success.

Audit Scotland is encouraging people who use self-directed support to share their experiences in a new survey. More information is available on their website http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/…/share-your-stories-of-se…
Link to the survey: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/JDHDS/