Project Progress and SDS Resources

Support in the Right Direction and Innovation Fund projects provide progress updates every six months. These updates outline their activities and progress towards project outcomes, and show who they are working with and where.

For an overview of the work of projects during the first year of the funds (April 2015 – March 2016) please see the following reports:

Previous reports for the funds can be found below:


SDS resources developed by funded projects


General Guides and Information on SDS

For people eligible for social care:

For carers

  • Carers Trust Scotland manages a carer training website where carers or practitioners with an interest in carer training can access an e-learning zone.
  • At you will also find the latest news and training events on topics such as SDS.  In the e-learning zone you will find interactive modules and resources that you can work through at your own pace. The SDS module starts with a video case study of a carer who used Self-directed Support to make a positive change for her and the person she cares for.

For staff and care providers:


Guide on the SDS assessment process for children with additional support needs– SDS Forum ER 

SDS and GIRFEC from Sinead on Vimeo.


Guides and Information on Option 1 (Direct Payments)


Guides and Information on Option 2 (Individual Service Funds)


Guides and Information on Option 3 (Council led services)


SDS and Employment (Supported and Small businesses)


Example of different services that SDS makes possible

  • SDS Support Forum East Renfrewshire - Dementia Dogs


Support for Personal Assistants

A Personal Assistant network has been developed by funded organisation WEA.  The PA network website lists events, training opportunities and blogs for PA’s as well as some more generic SDS related information and case studies.

Tool to help communicate care needs

PAMIS have created a ‘Digital Passport’ which uses technology to help parents and carers manage care better. The passport shares information on the emotional, social and physical care needs in a digital format making it accessible to anyone who is involved in the care of that person. The video below explains how the Digital Passport works and how it can be used.