Self-Directed Support Practitioner Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by the Social Work Scotland Self-directed Support project in collaboration with our stakeholders. It will connect you to relevant practice resources located in the Self-directed Support Library and online to support both your relationship-based practice and the implementation of the Self-directed Support Standards.

Gaps have been identified in Self-directed Support practice resources for people with sensory loss, people with mental health conditions, unpaid carers, and Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. We have developed specific resources to fill these gaps and they are contained in this toolkit.

This toolkit should be used alongside your local authority’s Self-directed Support policies, processes, practice guidance and resources.

The toolkit should also help your practice when considering your statutory duties and responsibilities contained in the detailed Self-directed Support Statutory Guidance and in the implementation of the Self-directed Support Standards.

All resources listed in this toolkit are available in the SDS library and they will be regularly updated. Please contact us at if you have resources which should be included in the SDS library.