The course has been
developed by trainers with experience in the fields of community care, human
rights and equalities legislation.
Taking an estimated 6 hours of study, to be carried out at your own pace, teaching resources will include written information, video, case-studies, quizzes and exercises to ensure the most engaging experience possible.
Aim of the CourseThe aim of the course is to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to scrutinise and challenge effectively local authority decision making on the allocation of resources to individuals who have an assessed entitlement to Self-directed Support.
Who is it For?The course is designed for practitioners in the Third Sector who have a significant role in advising and advocating for individuals on their rights and entitlements under Self-directed Support.
It assumes that prospective students will have some familiarity with Self-Directed Support, either on a practical or theoretical level, however the material will cover an introduction to the rules concerning Self-Directed Support, so previous knowledge is not essential.As a starting point you can view the "Introduction to SDS" video below or you could try our Pre-Course Assessment, just to get you thinking about what you will be studying and what you would like to get from the course!
A brief introductory video to explain the basics of SDS
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