How is Self-Directed Support Developing Globally?

September 4, 2018

Citizen Network is working with the European SKILLS project to identify the extent to which self-directed support is being adopted in different countries around the world.

The project recently published a discussion paper offering: an overview on international progress, the lessons learned so far, common barriers faced and proposing an initial set of standards for self-directed support. This paper is for discussion and consultation and is available to read online and download as a pdf here.

Citizen Network is now seeking to identify people around the world who would like to help them map progress on self-directed support in their own country. They are looking for:

  • People with disabilities or family members who know how the current system works
  • Academics, researchers or policy leaders who are involved in self-directed support
  • Professionals with a commitment to human rights and citizenship

If you would like to take part in this international research please fill in the questionnaire at:

Your answers will help them develop an atlas of self-directed support which will be published in draft form for discussion in 2018 and then revised for final publication in 2019.

You can read more about the project here