Self Directed Support
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
You 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 people have used SDS
Craig from Glasgow talks about how he used SDS to access support.
Neill from Falkirk talks about using SDS to be supported back into the community.
Download the stories below to find out how people have used SDS to achieve outcomes.
Contact your local council about SDS
Use the drop down menu to find contact details for your local council’s self directed support team.
Penumbra and SDS
A short overview of an event organised by Penumbra to promote partnership and collaborative working in SDS.
Contact SDS network
To help give you information on SDS relevant to you in your area, we have established an SDS Peer Network. Whether you are looking for information on accessing SDS, or are currently on SDS funding, you can speak with people supported by Penumbra who have had, or currently access, SDS funded support.
Contact the SDS network