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An Introduction to Self Direct Support

Tue 23 February, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is an individual’s legal right to shape & manage their own package of care. This session explains how it works in more detail.

Duration: 1 week

Who is this online session for?
Anyone who already have Self-Directed Support or you think they should be entitled to it. This event is open to carers residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Outcomes of this online session

By the end of the session, we will have:

  • An explanation of Self-Directed Support, who is eligible and process for getting it.
  • An overview of the current changes to Self-Directed Support due to Coronavirus.
  • Ideas and examples on how to use SDS payments.
  • Next steps and further information.

Delivered by
Tammy Easton Carer Support Worker, VOCAL.
Tammy came to VOCAL just over a year ago and is funded by the Start in the Right Direction Fund which ensures carers and people they care for are supported in getting the best out of Self Directed Support. Tammy has worked with many carers to ensure they get what they are entitled to and support to help them use their payments.

Online Instructions
This course will be delivered online. Details of how to join the meeting will be sent you via email once you have registered. Please note, if you do not get an email with Zoom details for the event you have registered for please contact VOCAL on 0131 622 6666.


Tue 23 February, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Carer Training
0131 622 6666


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