Supported Individuals Zone

Self-directed support

Self-directed support is about people being in control of the support they need to live the life they choose.

You may have heard it being referred to as “personalisation” or “personal budgets”.  There are different ways to describe self-directed support.  Whatever the name, it’s about giving people real power and control over their lives.

If you would like to find out how you can get assistance from ELCAP through self-directed support, please call us on 01875 814114 or email

The websites of our local authority partners have further information on using self-directed support in East Lothian and Midlothian.