DoH guides to self-directed support

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1) Planning together: peer support and self-directed support.

This report shows how it is possible to build disabled people and carers' own support planning skills, rather than relying solely on professional solutions. It includes examples of how councils have worked in partnership with local people using services, user led and voluntary organisations, to transfer planning skills to other people using services.

2) Support planning and brokerage for older people and people with mental health difficulties.

The guidance and examples included illustrate effective methods for support planning with older people and people with mental health problems that can be built upon by councils and other stakeholders in their local development of self-directed support.