Self-directed Support allows people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes.
Having more choice and control is empowering. We should all be equal partners in making decisions that affect us. This leads to more of us being confident and independent and achieving our aspirations for a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.
Support and care have a vital role to play in ensuring everyone can enjoy the same human rights – dignity, equality of opportunity and access. And, having greater control of your life and decision making leads to improved health and wellbeing.
Self-directed Support includes a range of options to ensure everyone can exercise choice and control:
Option 1. A Direct Payment (a cash payment);
Option 2. Funding allocated to a provider of your choice (sometimes called an individual service fund, where the council holds the budget but the person is in charge of how it is spent);
Option 3. The council can arrange a service for you;
Option 4. You can choose a mix of these options for different types of support.
Raeburn Healthcare’s experienced team can advise and assist with all the above options.