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SDS Network: SDS in the USA

Simon Duffy interviews John O'Brien and Robin Cooper, who explore how self-directed support (SDS) has evolved in the USA and the lessons therein for other countries. 

They explain why - despite the significant benefits of self-directed support - systems still tend to resist or undermine this innovation. They also suggest strategies for leaders to adopt to develop self-directed support with integrity. 

This work was carried out as part of the Erasmus+ funded SKILLS project.



The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Self-Directed Support (SDS) in the USA © Centre for Welfare Reform 2019.

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SDS Network: Progress in New Zealand

SDS Network: Progress in New Zealand

Marsha explains how New Zealands' approach to self-directed support has developed from initial exceptional arrangements into what is now a central plank of Government policy.