Self-Directed Support


Self-directed support can help you create an independent life.  It is much more than having control over how your money is spent: it is a way of thinking about what support you need to lead your life.

For further information on self directed support, you can download our easy read leaflet or visit the Scottish Government's website all about self-directed support.

Self directed support uses a budget that will be agreed with the Social Work department in your area.  If you currently receive a service or you would like to access support, first contact your local authority Social Work department.

Once your budget is agreed you can then use that money to access what support you particularly require, when you want it and where.  This could be regularly at home, in work, whilst studying or to accompany you on short breaks.

If you as an individual, or a family member, would like to know more about how ARK can support you, please contact us.

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ARK Housing Association is committed to providing a range of services for its tenants and service users.