Accessing self-directed support during lockdown
Written by: Shubhanna Hussain-Ahmed
Member: Coalition of Carers in Scotland
Self-directed support enables people who are disabled or living with long term conditions to manage the provision of the support they require. By having choice and control of their own support, people who are disabled or living with long term conditions can be empowered to live in a way that suits them.
The current policy direction is to increase the access to and availability of self-directed support, so that people become active providers of their support instead of passive recipients of care services.
The ALLIANCE is working to promote the delivery of self-directed support within health care. We believe that through directing your own support, people who are disabled or living with long term conditions can live more independently and determine their own future.
Written by: Naja Bergen Dale