Independent Living Support

by Lothian Centre For Inclusive Living (LCiL)

The Independent Living Team can provide you with the information and the one-to-one advice you need to arrange and manage your own self-directed support (SDS) package.

Are you a disabled person living in the Lothians and want to:
◦Explore your options for support?
◦Decide who provides your support and when?

An Independent Living Officer can support you to:
◦Identify and express your needs.
◦Prepare for your local authority assessment.
◦Explore which SDS option is best for you, including Direct Payments.
◦Liaise with local authorities and other appropriate organisations.
◦Contact with an agency.
◦Recruit and manage Personal Assistants, e.g: draw up job descriptions; place adverts; short list, interview and contract with staff.
◦Help with any other related queries and ongoing support to meet your responsibilities as an employer.


Last updated 17/12/2019

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Contact information

 0131 475 2350
 ilteam@lothiancil.org.uk
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This service is under the category: Housing and Homelessness , Disability , Conditions , Health & Social Care Services , Support Network , Housing Support

Delivered across
  • · Midlothian (Local Authority)

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