Self Directed Support Information, Advice and Support Service
Here to help you understand and explore your options, choose your own outcomes and support you to make your own decisions about self directed support (often referred to as SDS).
Our staff are able to offer people home visits, telephone and email support as well as answering queries on
T: 01592 803280 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
DPH & SDS Service (Fife), Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AQ
If you would like to refer yourself to Disabled Persons Housing & SDS Service (Fife) you can do so at any time by completing the Referral form below.
SDS Options Fife
If you feel you would benefit from a Self-directed Support assessment, please call Fife Social Work on
01383 60 22 00 / 03451 551 503
Here at SDS Options we can explain what happens at an assessment and send out details of what to think about before Social Work come out.
Once the assessment has been completed you will be allocated hours and a budget
We at SDS Options can then help you advertise, recruit and set up contracts to have your own Personal Assistant in place under option 1.
Known as Direct Payments, this is where the supported person receives the money they need to pay for their support, directly from their Local Authority (Council). This allows them to arrange their own support or purchase a service from a care agency. This is the only option under which Personal Assistants (PAs) can be employed.
Here at SDS Options Fife we will help you Advertise, Recruit and design contracts around your personal circumstances.
We will make an appointment with you to put together an advert and job description free of charge.
* We will advertise the advert for you across our network and jobcentre sites.
* We can help you shortlist and interview if required
* We can also help to make contact with accountants at this point
You will then be passed over to our HR worker who will make a 45 minute appointment to put your contract together.
* We encourage you to get a PVG check completed, as a protective factor.
* We can also help with any problems within the role as employer and employee.
* We can provide you with information of other services that can perhaps fulfil other aspects of your support if you feel extra support is required.
Click here for our sister site ->Disabled Persons Housing Service Fife - Home (dphsfife.org.uk) Download the DPHS leaflet here
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