phone 0800 011 3200
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
chat service

Self-directed support Further information

Further information

Further information

Self-directed Support in Scotland is a one-stop-shop for information on self-directed support.

The Scottish Government has guidance for carers on self-directed support.

The Scottish Government's Guide to Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 tells you about the law on self-directed support.

Read the Self-directed Support (Direct Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2014.

Read the Scottish Government's Personal Assistant Employer's Handbook if you're thinking of using Option 1 - a direct payment becoming a personal assistant employer.

Age Scotland gives older people information and advice, phone their helpline on 0800 12 44 222.

The information was last updated on: 25th August 2020


How could we improve this website or this page? Please tell us your thoughts.

Find my council

Most care services are coordinated through regional councils and...further text to explain the importance of council and care serve provision/funding.

Find my council

You can contact your local council's social care department for a free assessment. Find their details here.

Scottish Government Scottish NHS