Mull roadshow will answer questions about Self Directed Support

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Published Date: 

17 Feb 2015 - 12:24

Anyone who is receiving social care support or who is thinking about getting support should come along to Argyll and Bute Council’s Self Directed Support Roadshow.

Visiting the main towns during January and February, the roadshows will provide an informal setting with the opportunity to ask questions about self directed support, find out more about it, how it works and how it may affect individuals and families.

Since April 2014, Argyll and Bute Council has been working to help people to have more choice and control over how their support services are designed. Self-directed support (SDS) places decision making into the hands of the individual and their family with help and guidance from social workers.

The council’s Policy Lead for Children and Families, Councillor Mary Jean Devon, said, “This is a new way of working and aims to offer each person the opportunities to help them achieve their aspirations and ambitions. I’m sure people have many questions – so please take the time to come along and find out the answers and the impact self directed support could have for you.” 

Policy Lead for Adult Care, Councillor Dougie Philand added, “Self directed support affects the individual themselves, their family and friends, and these roadshows will help everyone involved to understand the options available, including funding, which could have an important and positive influence on their daily lives.”

Self-directed support can be used in many ways. You can get support to live in your own home, such as help with having a bath or getting washed and dressed. Out of the home it could support you to attend college, to continue in employment, to take a job, or to enjoy leisure pursuits more.

You can choose whether you would prefer to get support from a service provider such as a voluntary organisation or care agency, or by employing personal assistants or a combination of both.

The roadshow will be Mull on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Mull & Iona Community Hospital - Conference Room

Craignure, Isle of Mull, PA65 6BG

10 am – 12 pm

For more information about self directed support in Argyll and Bute please visit