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1 Self Directed Support - What’s Positive and Possible

2 Changing Support Changing Lives is brought to you by…

3 What is Self Directed Support? Take charge of your own support Control your budget Have choices

4 7 Steps to being in control

5 Step 1 - Find out how much money you can get

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7 Step 2- Make your plan

8 When making your plan think about: What do you need? What do you want? What works just now?

9 Step 2- Make your plan Think about outcomes…..what do you want your support to help you to do?

10 How can an outcome be achieved? To achieve an outcome there must be… An input A process An output Step 2- Make your plan

11 Make the most of your budget Step 2- Make your plan

12 Make the most of your budget Be creative Step 2- Make your plan

13 Step 3- Get your plan agreed

14 What is important to you? What do you want to change or achieve? How will you arrange your support? How will you use your individual budget?

15 Step 3- Get your plan agreed How will you manage your support? How will you stay in control of your life? What will you do to make this plan happen?

16 What if the council doesn’t agree to your plan? Your council may not agree to your plan if they feel: You want to spend more than your budget It will not keep you healthy, safe and well Your plan will not help you be in control of your budget

17 Step 4 – Organise your money

18 Choose someone to help manage your money Get a Direct Payment and manage your money yourself

19 Step 4 – Organise your money How do you decide? Are you confident enough yourself? Would you like someone to help you manage your money?

20 Step 4 – Organise your money Who should you choose? Who is important to you? Who do you trust? Who always looks out for you?

21 Step 5 – Organise your support

22 Who can help?

23 Step 5 – Organise your support Who can help? Friends and family that you trust A broker - someone you pay to help you

24 Step 5 – Organise your support Who can help? A service provider – they could provide your support too A trust – a group who can help you make decisions

25 Step 5 – Organise your support Who can help? A social worker

26 Step 5 – Organise your support Arrange your own support

27 Step 5 – Organise your support Employing your own staff Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN)

28 Step 5 – Organise your support Talk to other people. Find out what works for them and what doesn’t. Don’t feel you have just 1 choice. You don’t have to put all your eggs in 1 basket!

29 Step 6 – Live your life! Self Directed Support is all about living your life, your way.

30 Step 7 – See how it works

31 If you are not happy you can change your support plan Your social worker can help you


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