Self Directed Support
Self-Directed Support is a new policy direction and is being implemented across all cases to ensure the care needs of individuals are met. It will bring about fundamental change to how services and packages of support are negotiated, implemented and monitored. For example; Direct Payments, managed budgets, Trust arranging a service or a mixed package of all three options.
Direct payments are currently being offered to families on the basis of critical need on either a one off or recurrent basis (with built in review periods) to ensure that needs assessment remains current and up to date.