Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024

SDS Support Service – Independent Living Through Independent Support

Anchor House aim to provide long term support options to people who are *eligible for support with their health and social care needs.

*eligibility requires an outcome focused assessment to be carried out by social work.

We  deliver  our support promoting the Values and principles drawn from the Social Care (Self-directed Support) Scotland Act 2013;

 The values are:

  • Respect;
  • Fairness;
  • Independence;
  • Freedom; and
  • Safety.

The principles are:

  • Collaboration;
  • Dignity;
  • Informed choice;
  • Innovation;
  • Involvement;
  • Participation;
  • Responsibility; and
  • Risk enablement.


What We Can offer:

  • Support making and attending healthcare and well-being appointments.
  • Support with socialisation and attending social events.
  • Introduction to community resources – Library, GP, Leisure centres etc.
  • Harm reduction support with Mental Health and or substance misuse.
  • To become your corporate benefit appointee.

What we cannot do:

  • Deliver any self care tasks such as bathing,washing and dressing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Access SDS?

people who are eligible for support for their health and social well-being can direct their own support. (Self-Directed Support) Scotland Act places a legal duty on Local Authority social work departments to offer everyone options on how their support can be delivered.

Is this not only for disabled adults?

It isn’t. Children in need of support, older people – people who need social support – can access SDS

How do I Get SDS?

Get in touch with your local social work department to discuss an eligibility assessment. Or give us a call and we can advise you what steps you can take.