East Lothian Council

Self-directed support (SDS)

Is self-directed support available in East Lothian?

Yes. We want to give the people who are eligible for social care support in East Lothian as much control as they want over their support. This includes families and carers of children with disabilities.

We understand that you are the best person to know what you need to improve your life. We will support you through the steps to identify what your needs are and decide what type of support would best help you to live the life you want to live. If eligible, we will let you know how much money is available for you to spend on meeting your needs. You can then choose how best to use this money to improve your life. Other people, such as family and friends or independent organisations, could help you too.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.