Self Directed Support is the way we provide adult social care. If you qualify for funded support from us, you will have choice and control over:
If you qualify for funded support, we will ask you to create a Support Plan to show how you will spend your Personal Budget.
A Support Plan describes:
Your Support Plan does not need to be in any particular format. It can be written, include photos and drawings, or a video. It's your plan and you can create it any way you want.
You don't have to write your Support Plan on your own, there are lots of ways you can get help to do this:
Your Support Plan will need to show:
To help answer these questions, we have explained what each question means and what we look for before agreeing your Support Plan. This is included in the Customer Guide to Self Directed Support and Personal Budgets.
We need to approve your Support Plan before you can receive your Personal Budget. Once approved, your Support Plan will form a contract between you and the Council.
After your Support Plan has been approved you will need to organise your Personal Budget and arrange your support. Your Social Care Worker will talk to you about this.
After a few months, your Social Care Worker will speak to you and do a quick review of how things are going. This review will focus on how you feel about:
After 12 months, we will do a more thorough review of your plan with you to check everything is working ok.
You don't have to wait for the 12 month review, if you feel that your circumstances have changed, you can contact your Social Care Worker at any time.
Adult social care
Derby City Council
The Council House