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Individual Service Funds

The use of Individual Service Funds gives people we work for more control, choice and flexibility over their support. We have been using individual budgets for over 20 years.

Our CEO, Sam Smith wrote a paper alongside Frances Brown on behalf of In Control Scotland.

The guide covers:

  1. Clear principles explaining what an Individual Service Fund is and how to use it
  2. Real life stories and examples that explain the benefits of using an Individual Service Fund
  3. A guidance for individuals, organisations and funders on how to establish systems for Individual Service Funds

It helps explain how Option 2 – which is part of the Scottish legislation for Self-Directed Support – can work in practice.

You can click to view or download the PDF document.