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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.

How’s it Going? – Workshops

How are we doing with self-directed support for children, young people and families?  Four years after the self-directed support legislation came into force, what does it really mean for children, young people and families who need additional support?  We will be running workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen to provide a space for people to have an open discussion about the progress that has been made and to plan, with support, about what needs to happen now to enable lasting change and make choice and control a reality for children, young people and families.  If you would like more information on this workshop or how to book your place, please 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