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Welcome to the In Control Scotland website.

Our aim is to support the development of a sustainable system of self-directed support in Scotland where people are in control of and able to direct the – how, when, in what way and by whom – they are supported.

We hope you find the resources and information on our website helpful. We intend to keep adding to and updating the site over time with further and new resources.

The Power of Partners in Policymaking Expo

The Partners in Policymaking Expo will be taking place between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm on Friday, 26th October 2018 at the Scottish Youth Theatre, Brunswick Street, Glasgow.  This event is an opportunity for you to find out about the Partners in Policymaking programme and to speak with graduates and hear their stories about how they have worked together to bring about positive change at local and national levels within education, health and social care, housing and advocacy.  You will also have an opportunity to participate in various workshops and listen to presentations throughout the day, including an introduction to person-centred planning with live graphics.  The day will be themed around the ‘Partners journey’ and for each weekend topic there will be an area where graduates and past speakers will be available to talk to visitors about what they learnt that weekend and to answer their questions about how participating in Partners affected their journey.  For more information and how to register click here.

Individual Service Funds – A Guide to Making Self-Directed Support Work for Everyone

On 21st March 2018 we launched our ‘Individual Service Funds (ISF’s) a guide to making Self-Directed Support work for everyone’ paper.  The paper was written by Sam Smith, CEO C-Change Scotland and Frances Brown an independent consultant on behalf of In Control Scotland and the Centre for Welfare Reform in association with Citizen Network.

The aim of this guide is to promote inclusion and social justice through greater understanding of the benefits of the creative use of Individual Service Funds.

Approximately 60 people attended the launch and had the opportunity to listen to some of our fabulous speakers talk about self-directed support and how we are all working together to help people be in control and live the life’s they want.  To download a copy of the paper, click here.

You can download a copy of the presentations from the day here:

Individual Service Funds Launch Combined Presentations- Keith Etherington, In Control Scotland, Karen Geekie, Self Directed Support Team, The Scottish Government, Zoe McGuire, Audit Scotland, ~Dee Fraser, CCPS


Making Self-Directed Support Work for Everyone – Sam Smith & Frances Brown


Making Self-Directed Support Work for Everyone Presentation 2-  Sam Smith & Frances Brown