Self Directed Support (known as SDS) is a process where 'Personal Budgets' are allocated directly to individual users of services, for them to buy or commission themselves who they wish to receive the service from.
Service users will undergo Social Care assessments, and plans will be agreed to deliver on identified and agreed needs. Elements of these needs can then be bought directly by the service user using their Personal Budget. SDS gives service users much greater flexibility and choice about what they buy to respond to the agreed needs, and who they buy it from.
Self Directed Support has been agreed as the way in which services and statutory requirements for Adult Social Care will be delivered in the future in Sheffield.
For more information on SDS, please visit Sheffield City Council's website, which also contains examples of how SDS has helped local people.
This page was last updated on 19th September 2012