What We Do

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 families).

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 local authorities.

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.

Last Updated : 16 May 2016. Page Author: philippa.barker.