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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.

Some recently published papers you may find interesting…………….

No Place Like Home

The economics of independent living.  A discussion paper from the Centre of Welfare Reform.  Written by Alice Squire and Pete Richmond.

The research outlined in this paper, lets us see the benefits of independent living over time.  An individual’s support may vary and needs may go up and down over time, but if we work in partnership with the person then we can expect to see support costs reduce over time.  This is because independent living grows capacity, relationships and inclusion in a way that congregate living finds much harder.

 Self Directed Support – Your Choice, Your Right

This paper helpfully outlines how human rights, if taken seriously can create a useful framework for testing and amending current practice. The PANEL model could create real accountability for the quality of implementation for Self-Directed Support by rooting practices in a legal and administrative framework that would be helpfully challenging.

 What Matters to You?

How our Self-Directed Support Community Facilitators can help you


Self-Directed Support Community Facilitators can help you make the most of directing your own support.  We have Community Facilitators in Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen.  Our new leaflet is now available providing you with more information and how to get in touch.  Please feel free to download a copy here or by clicking on the image.