Personalistion means giving you choice and control over the way you receive your support.
In 2014 the Scottish Government introduced its Self-directed Support (SDS) Act. This is the way Personalisation is being delivered across Scotland. It allows you to:
- Identify the outcome you would like to achieve with social care support (leading to an Outcome Based Support Plan)
- Choose the care services and support that will help you achieve that outcome
- Pay for your own care using the Individual Budget allocated to you by the local authority
You can speak to your local social work department about using Self-directed Support to access the wealth of care services available through CrossReach – from support in your home, travel and short breaks, day opportunities, counselling and community activities and much more.