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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.

Covid – 19 – Coronavirus

It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and scared by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) right now.  Here are some helpful links where you can find out more about what’s happening and the simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading to others.


Also find out more about what you can do if you are feeling anxious and worried, and how you can support others in your community.

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Director for Scotland, Jason Leitch, joined Young Scot for a special live stream, answering your questions on coronavirus (COVID-19) at 10am on Monday 23rd March 2020.  Watch the video here:

SCLD have been working with Scottish Government to produce some guidance for people with learning disabilities on the Coronavirus outbreak and how people can protect themselves.  You can read the guidance here:

Information on Coronavirus

You can also continue to find the most up-to-date NHS information by selecting this link:

Everyone here at In Control Scotland are thinking about all our friends, colleagues and members during this difficult time and continue to be available to work with people and offer support and advice, so please continue to contact us via email at: OR