SDS Support Services (East Dunbartonshire)

by Take Control Claimed

Take Control East Dunbartonshire can help you to set up and manage your support arrangements. Our experienced team of Advisers will work with you to help you to arrange the support detailed in your support plan.

In East Dunbartonshire the Council will involve you in an assessment of your needs. Some people already know what they need and feel happy to discuss this with their Social Worker. Others will need support to talk through what support needs they have. You may choose to involve a family member, carer, friend or the local Advocacy service.

From this, your Support Plan will be developed. The support Plan will set out your choices of support to help you meet the agreed goals and outcomes identified in your assessment. For e.g.

How you intend to achieve your outcomes
How much it will cost
Who is responsible for providing or arranging the support you require
How any risks will be managed
We can:

provide independent information and advice on Self-directed Support and your options
arrange information sessions about how to make Self-directed Support work for you
find the best way to achieve the outcomes detailed in your support plan
If you wish to purchase a service from an agency we can help you to:

gather accessible information on any service you may wish to buy
help you to arrange meetings with prospective agencies to discuss how they can deliver their service to meet your needs
arrange a bill paying service if needed
help you to arrange a back up plan in case your regular arrangements break down
If you wish to consider employing your own personal assistants we can help you to:

write suitable job descriptions
advertise for personal assistants
recruit personal assistants safely
set up and manage a payroll system to pay your personal assistant/s
find the right insurance cover
access expert employment advice when you need it
access information and training for you and your personal assistant/s
arrange a back up service so that you have cover at times when your personal assistant/s are ill or on holiday
assistance to complete financial paperwork

Last updated 20/02/2020

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Contact information

 0141 776 2219
This service is under the category: Disability , Conditions , Health & Social Care Services , Self Directed Support , Support Network , Independent Living

Delivered across
  • · East Dunbartonshire (Local Authority)

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