Skills for Self-Directed Support

Welcome to the SKILLS Online platform on self-directed support! Here you can find materials and resources that will help you improve your skills and competences on self-directed support.

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WHAT will you find here?

  • Introduction to SDS (easy to read)
  • 3 films
  • An E-book on self-directed support
  • 4 stories + worksheet
  • 3 support planning stories + support planning tool
  • Worksheet
  • Trainers manual
  • Reports
  • Infographics (mapping of self-directed support in Europe)

WHO can use these materials?

  • persons with disabilities,
  • social care and support staff,
  • professionals in adult learning,
  • anyone interested in the topic

What do we mean by self-directed support?

Self-directed support (SDS) is a system to organise the help people need so the person has as much control as possible. It aims to improve the lives of people with social care needs by empowering them to be equal partners in decisions about their care and support. For example: SDS allows people to choose how their support is provided, and gives them as much control as they want of their individual budget.


About the project

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This platform was created as part of the EU-funded Erasmus+ Project “Improving the Skills & Competencies in Self-Directed Support (SKILLS)” .

SKILLS aims to enable the full citizenship of persons with disabilities by improving skills and competencies of different stakeholders in self-directed support.

SKILLS Partners

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Contact details:

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