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Self-directed support guidance for the pandemic


The Scottish Government has published revised guidance that focuses on the changing circumstances of the pandemic, and how self-directed support (SDS) can be used flexibly in response to the pandemic. It includes specific information about how supported people can act as employers of personal assistants, and employers of family or friends as personal assistants.

The guidance is useful for all who use and work within SDS. he aim of this guidance is to ensure supported people have flexibility of choice over how they manage their SDS budgets to meet their personal outcomes.

You can view and download the guidance at Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-directed support guidance.