Self Directed Support

Self Directed Support is available for children and young people who have been assessed as requiring care or support.
We look at the child or young person's needs and preferences. This will be done in partnership with parents and carers.

If an assessment is required for an adult please contact NHS Highland

The professional person working with the child or young person has to agree the plan before an individual budget can be considered for approval. The parent or carer will then know how much money is available for care or support.

The child or young person's plan might involve them receiving support from any or a combination of the following:

  • A direct payment
  • Working with a care provider to manage the child or young person's budget
  • We arrange your care or support for the child or young person 
  • A combination of the above options

Regardless of the option chosen the budget should be spent towards achieving the outcomes identified in the support plan.

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