Self directed support

Self directed support is a way for people who are eligible for funding from social services to get the support they need to be part of their community and to stay safe and healthy.

We want everyone living in Blackburn with Darwen to have choice and flexibility in meeting their eligible social care needs and focus on what helps them to achieve their goals in life. Self directed support is designed to give you more choice and control over your life. It's a way of meeting your support needs in a way that suits you.

Self directed support also means that you can:

  • Control the money you get for your support
  • Choose how to spend the money for your support
  • Make decisions about who provides you with support

Find out more on the Your support, your choice website