Self-Directed Support (SDS) Improvement Plan Published
The Scottish Government has published the Self-Directed Support (SDS) Improvement Plan 2023-2027, the successor to the SDS Implementation Plan 2019-2021.
The plan sets out the priorities to drive forward improvement in Self-Directed Support over the next few years. It describes work that will take place at a national level right across the sector. This includes Government and local councils to third sector organisations, independent support organisations and others.
ILF Scotland is a member of the National SDS Collaboration, which brings together partners working in Self-Directed Support across Scotland. The Collaboration supported the creation of the Improvement Plan.
We'll remain active in promoting SDS through the work we do with both the 2015 Fund and our Transition Fund. We will also play an ongoing role in supporting the monitoring of the success of the plan.
Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport, Maree Todd, said:
“The SDS Improvement Plan will help us to put choices on care into the hands of the people receiving support, enabling them to live independent lives and meet their specific needs. The importance of person led care has been highlighted regularly throughout the development of the Plan and it is right that this brings the focus back to supported people.”
“That is why I’m pleased that this Plan has included engagement and consultation with supported people and carers, as well as support organisations, employees and professional bodies. I would like to thank all those, including the National SDS Collaboration, who enthusiastically engaged in the Plan’s development and shared their experiences and voices.”
You can access the published plan on the Scottish Government website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/self-directed-support-improvement-plan-20232027/