Video category: Self directed support
Self directed support is the process by which the individual has
choice and control over the support they need to live their life as
independently as possible.
Ian was struck down with a severe illness. He talks about his
experience of self directed support and using direct payments and
the Kent Card.
View a written transcript of
the 'Ian's story' video.
Julia has bipolar disorder. She explains how direct payments have
helped her to stabilise her life by funding her fine art
Joyce explains how Kent's Enablement service has helped her to
remain independent in her own home.
Donna has a form of dwarfism. She explains the importance that
building her own support plan has had, and describes how things
have worked out, including tweaks that she has had to make along
Support Planning story
Owen discusses why writing his own Support Plan was so
Martyn is deafblind. He uses direct payments to employ a personal
Mabel and Sue's
Mabel was the first in Kent to receive an enablement service. Her
daughter Sue was able to adapt her home to accommodate Mabel's
Harold's wife has dementia and he cares for her full time. He
explains how a £200 one-off carer's grant payment has made a
difference to him and his wife.
Joyce relates how her confidence has improved since the fast track
equipment service provided her with a walker/trolley to help her
get back on her feet.