Self Directed Support and Individual Budgets

One of Touchstone's service users benefitting from Self Directed SupportPeople with personal budgets can opt for Touchstone to provide them with the kind of support that meets their goals, whenever, wherever and however they choose.

You can use your Individual Budget or Direct Payment to get support from Touchstone to achieve your goals in life.

Touchstone work with many people who have their own personal budgets. Touchstone can be part of the package of care that you choose.

What can Touchstone do for you?

Anything that you request!  Some examples could be:

  • Support to improve your mental health.
  • Support to plan and achieve what you want to do next in life.
  • Getting out and about to the places that you want to go.
  • Someone to visit you in your home.
  • Groups and therapies.
  • Complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Someone to talk and listen to.

Touchstone has

  • Male and female workers
  • BME workers who speak 21 different languages
  • Expertise in lots of issues, including
    • Mental health
    • BME people
    • Housing
    • Benefits and entitlements
    • Employment and training
    • Older people
    • Young people
    • Drugs and alcohol
    • Physical health

What’s in it for you?

  • You decide what you want to do
  • We will listen to your opinion and act on it
  • Improve your health and wellbeing
  • Increase your confidence
  • Meet new people

Download service user leaflet

If you would like to find out more please call Touchstone on 0113 271 8277.

Tell your Care Coordinator about Touchstone.

If you are a social worker or a family member and would like to know more about Touchstone then please contact us on 0113 271 8277 or at jillg@touchstonesupport.org.uk or nafisam@touchstonesupport.org. We would be happy to meet, tell you more about Touchstone and how we can support you.

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Our service users say:

“Finding the right support for my sister was not as easy as it first seemed, in hindsight it’s obvious that the only type of service that would work would be from mental health specialists with experience, understanding and skill.

Touchstone demonstrated right from the start that they understood our particular needs and they knew how to deliver the right sort of service for us.

The success of their SDS teams’ involvement has hugely improved the quality of my sister’s life and has taken a lot of pressure off my shoulders too because I know that I can rely on them to provide the specialist service we need.

The outcome so far it that my sister is engaged, actively involved and enjoying life and I can see that she is slowly getting back some of her self-esteem.

Thank you Touchstone!”


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Self Directed Support and Individual Budgets Contacts

Jill Gaffrey SDS Manager

0113 271 8277

Elizabeth Smith

0113 271 8277