Self Directed Support
We are committed to supporting people to look forward to mental wellbeing with recovery focused support.
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Steps to gettings SDS
This section provides information on the steps required to access SDS and the support and information available to you.
I need supportYou decide you need support. Or, sometimes, a friend or relative will suggest that you contact social services to ask about support
First contactYou need to contact your local social work services. If you already use a Penumbra service, we can contact them on your behalf
Eligibilty & assessmentYour local social work service check if you can get support
Support planningIf you pick Penumbra as your provider, we will produce a plan for how you can be supported
Agreeing the final planWe will agree the final support plan with you, to make sure you are happy and getting all the support you need
SupportWe follow the plan and you get the support you need
ReviewAfter a set time there will be a review to check if your needs have changed
How Neil used SDS
“We were more or less told that there was nothing else could be done”
“Neil has not been admitted to hospital since his last discharge around a year ago, when his SDS package began”