COULD SELF DIRECTED
HELP YOU LIVETHE LIFE YOU WANT TO LEAD?
Are you fed up with 'Professionals' deciding what supportyou need?
Would you like to be more in control over the way you liveyour life?
Do you believe that EVERYONE is entitled to make choicesabout their own life?
If any of the above rings true for you, then maybe Self Directed Supportcould be a way forward…….
What is Self Directed Support (SDS)?
Self Directed Support aims to help people stay independent, safe and well. Itis a new way for you to get the support you need to get on with your life. Itgives people more choice over the way they live their lives.For more information about Self Directed Support visit: www.in-control.org.ukand the Croydon Website: www.croydon.gov.uk
The Croydon Independent Support Brokerage Service
(a partnershipbetween Croydon Council and a consortium of voluntaryorganisations) works with service users who qualify for SDS (seebelow to find out if you could qualify for SDS) to find out about their individual hopes and dreams and support the person to come upwith a plan for spending and managing their money (a budgetawarded to the service user by social services).
Eric Nash is a Service User and a member of Hear Us (Croydon’s Mental Health User Group). In theaccount below Eric shares his experience of SDSand working with Nichola (one of the SupportBrokers)
“My Personal Experience of using the CroydonSupport Brokers (CISBS) to get the support I feel