Self Directed Support

Self Directed Support

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) (DPO)

The Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) works to promote the principles of independent living. We particularly assist disabled people in Glasgow who want to take more control over the support they need.

Whatever your situation, chances are we can help you. Our organisation is run by, and for disabled people so we appreciate the difficulties you may be facing. Services include: support to manage your own care package; training on disability equality, on independent living and training for personal assistants; innovative housing information and solutions for disabled people; support to seek jobs, access employment opportuntites and personal development opportuntities; a payroll service for personal assistant employers and full conference facilities. Click here for more information


Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) (DPO)

The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is a user-led organisation. This means that disabled people make up the majority of people on the Board.

They offer one to one advice on Self Directed Support; free, confidential information and advice on any disability issue to people in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian; free counselling and advice for disabled adults and their imediate family and a payroll service. To find out more, click here.


Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) (DPO)

SDSS was set up to provide peer support to existing and evolving Self Directed Support Organisations. Self Directed Support Scotland provides a forum for Self Directed Support Organisations throughout Scotland to work together to promote better outcomes for people receiving or considering Direct Payments. As a membership organisation, SDSS has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Personalisation, Self Directed Support and its attendent tools, such as Direct Payments, to call upon. For more information click here.


Scottish Personal Assistants Employers Network (SPAEN) (DPO)

SPAEN is a membership organisation and its members are all people who have made the transition from having their care needs organised by the state to taking over the management and control of their own assistance.

SPAEN, therefore, hosts a unique body of lived experience, information, and knowledge of personal assistant employment, which cannot be found within any other Scotland-wide public or voluntary organisation. Its values as a user-led organisation place a great deal of emphasis on peer support. We believe that best practice in the employment of personal assistants can be best spread by people who have real life experience. For more information click here.


Community Care Providers Scotland (CCPS)

Community Care Providers Scotland (CCPS) is the association of voluntary sector organisations providing care and support services in Scottish communities. Its membership comprises all of the leading national non-profit and charitable providers in Scotland.

CCPS members provide a variety of support services for children and families, older people and adults with a range of support needs. The majority of these services are provided under contract on behalf of local authorities. For more information click here.