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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Self-directed support

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NE Lincolnshire Council: Social Care Handbook
Focus Adult Social Work

Self-directed support is about people being in control of the support they need to live the life they choose.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

An approach to social care that puts you at the centre of the support planning process, so that you can make choices about the services you receive. It should help you feel in control of your care, so that it meets your needs as an individual.

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