Outside the Box Development Support


Over the Fence

The website is now finished and available to use: www.overthefence.org.uk

If you have any feedback on the new website, please get in touch - admin@otbds.org

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About the project

Over the Fence has developed a website to give people who are new to social care information about how to get the support they want.

The project began in 2011 and is funded by the Scottish Government as part of the programme to develop the capacity of people who use services and her families as part of the implementation of Self-directed support.

The content is based on the experience of other people who have been in these situations. There will be links to relevant contacts and organisations providing further information and support for people who are looking for support and for their families and friends across Scotland.

The information about SDS options and other aspects of the new arrangements, such as identifying the outcomes you want to achieve and planning support around these, is an integral part of the examples and other material.


The Social Care (Self-directed Support) Scotland Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on the 29th of February and is now published on the Parliament’s website.

You can access the Bill at:


You can find out more via the Scottish Government’s website at:


  • Event Flyer - Making SDS work for older people


  • Self directed Support Information sources


  • Putting Your Fingerprint on SDS - Report from SDS Bill Launch


  • Personalisation and Human Rights - a discussion paper


Further Resources

  • Self-directed support is a way of organising how people choose the social care they need. A new... Self Directed Support - General
  • New website!  We now have a Getting There website.  All of our resources, links,... Getting There
  • Self-directed support and older people About the project This project will develop an... Making Choices
  • Over the Fence logo


If you want to find out more, please get in touch.

Outside the Box
Unit 23
150 Brand St
Glasgow G51 1DH

Phone: 0141 419 0451

Email: admin@otbds.org