Edinburgh Choices - LCiL - Independent Living Support

Name LCiL - Independent Living Support

We can give you the information and one - to - one support you need to arrange and manage your own self-directed support ( SDS ) package. We can also help you to help your child or other family member to access self-directed support.

An Independent Living Officer can support you to think about what you need and how to ask for it, and to get ready for your social work assessment. We can help you to think about which of the SDS options is best for you, including Direct Payments. Then we can help you to speak with the Council and other services if you need us to.

For those who choose Option 1, Option 2 or Option 4 we offer a Brokerage Support Service.  We can help you to implement your own or your child's support plan to get the outcomes in it. By assisting with budgeting and giving all the information you need, we will bw able to identify the right care providers.  Together we will agree the best level and features of the service for you or your child by liaising with local authority on support arrangements. 

If you choose to employ someone to support you or your child, we can help you in many ways and take you though everything from beginning to end.  We can help you to write a job description and advertise the job.  We can assist you to choose the staff that will best support you or your child and write a contract of employment for you.

If you have any other questions we can also help you with those.

Support for Anyone with a long term condition or disability.
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible. BSL and language support can be arranged. Hearing loop and home visits also available.
What to do next

Contact us directly to find out more about the service and to arrange a first meeting.

Address Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh
Postcode EH7 5QY
Phone 0131 475 2350
Email ilteam@lothiancil.org.uk
Area served City wide