Welcome to our Self-directed Support Service Website, for Dundee and Angus.



What is Self-directed Support

Self-directed Support (SDS) is the way in which support services are now provided by the Health and Social Care Partnership.  There are 4 options, these are:

Option 1 – Direct Payment
You receive the funds to buy support yourself

Option 2 – Individual Service Funds
You choose the support you would like and it is arranged for you

Option 3 – Traditional Services
The Health and Social Care Partnership arrange support on your behalf

Option 4 – Combination of Option 1, 2 or 3


Latest News

  • £500 payment for Personal Assistants2021/06/30

    Personal Assistants employed by supported people are being invited to apply for the Social Care Workforce £500 Thank You payment.  Please note the eligibility criteria applied to this is the PA must have been in employment for a continuous 4-week period between 17 March 2020 and 30 November 2020. The portal for application is now live for […]

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  • PA Employer Handbook launched2021/06/18

      Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is proud to launch an update of the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, first published by the Scottish Government in 2014. https://paemployer.handbook.scot/ With thousands of PA employers across the country, and with tens of thousands of people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS), it’s important that both current and potential employers […]

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  • Free Online Training Modules for PAs2021/05/06

    Personal Assistants Network Scotland have revamped their online PA Learning offer for 2021/22.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday 4th May The courses on offer are as follows – Challenging Behaviour Communicating Effectively Dementia Care Food Hygiene Health & Safety Infection Control person-centered Care Principles of Care and Confidentiality Safe Administration of Medicine Safeguarding of […]

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