We are a national charity working for an inclusive society
where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and
make a valued contribution. In fact, we were the pioneers of
self-directed support and for over a decade now, we've supported
more than 400 organisations nationally to transform their services
and deliver personalisation.
We partner with local authorities; user-led organisations;
government and civil servants; elected members and paid staff;
commercial companies; charitable and not-for-profit organisations;
as well as working directly with people who need support (and their
Our work includes:
Focused action - to develop, test, motivate and
support new practice and cultural change for self-directed support
- and to make self-directed support happen in communities and in
Critical reflection - evaluating the success of
self-directed support based on how it's really working for people
who need support.
Learning together - helping to build communities
and networks for shared learning and partnership, by working across
agencies, with local and central Government, within communities and
other organisations, and directly with families.
See the links on the left for further information about the
areas in which we work.