In Control Scotland is involved in several areas of Scotland promoting demonstration work with children, young people and families directing their own support.  We usually do this under the title ‘Taking the First steps’ which is a way of testing out a lot of the steps and processes of self-directed support with a small amount of resource in an area. We think that starting small and building on what works well and the experience of families is a good way of implementing self-directed support for everyone. The work we are doing includes coaching around support planning; resource allocation development and helping providers to change some of what they do to make it easier for children, young people and families to really be in control.