Self directed support in Scotland. The 10-year national plan for self-directed support aims to bring SDS into the mainstream of social care and increase the number of people directing their own support. In 2009, the Scottish Government selected three local authorities - Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway and Highland - to act as test sites. An initial evaluation was completed in March 2011 just as the test sites were building momentum, and a follow-up evaluation was published at the end 2012, examining progress and developments between April 2011 and March 2012. Julie Ridley of the University of Central Lancashire School of Social Work was project manager of the follow-up evaluation. Iriss's Ian Watson talked to Julie via Skype about the results of the evaluation and the implications for the workforce.