ERASMUS Skills Project


Improving the Skills and Competencies in Self-Directed Support (SKILLS) is a 24-month Erasmus+ project that aims to support individuals with disabilities in exercising choice about their lives through self-directed support systems and is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.  The five partners of the project are In Control Scotland, EASPD, Service Foundation, ANffAS, and the Centre for Welfare Reform.  For more information about this project click here.


In April 2018, In Control Scotland organised a short study tour for a group of 59 visitors from Finland who came to Scotland interested to find out about the implementation of self-directed support.   Find out more: Finnish Study Visit

Teaching and Learning Event – 3rd – 5th July 2018

The Skills project is a transnational Erasmus+ European project intended to develop resources, share learning and make connections about self-directed support across Europe. The project runs from October 2017—September 2019.  in July, we were delighted to extend a warm welcome to visitors from Finland, Italy, England and Greece who joined us for a training and learning event and for the 2nd  meeting of the Erasmus + Skills project group.  Here is a small photo record of our 3-day Teaching and Learning event.

Skills Animation

As part of the Erasmus + Skills project, In Control Scotland are responsible for Intellectual Output No: 2  – producing a training toolkit for frontline staff working in disability services.  As part of this toolkit, we have produced a short animation film about self-directed support and we would love to hear your thoughts.  You can view the film by clicking on the image below.  Once you have watched this film please click on the following link to provide us with your feedback: