Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Community updates

• Check you're happy with the email notifications you're receiving.
• Have a look at how the community will be changing its appearance.
• Get the latest information on issues relating to coronavirus.

self directed support...

SneezySneezy Member Posts: 18 Listener
Would anyone have an understanding of SDS? I asked my council for funding to pay for my son's ski lessons. To my mind, it doesn't sound as daft as it may initially appear. He benefits from proprioceptive feedback ( he knows where his body is when wearing 4 layers, a pair of ski boots, a helmet and a set of skis). He has to focus on verbal and physical instruction, he learns turn-taking whilst waiting for tow rope - and ultimately he participates within a public environment as an individual and not as someone with ASN. So, SDS has been refused as I already take him and therefore fulfil that need. I am currently reading through an enormous document, trying to spot where it says " you can't apply for stuff you already pay for". Anyone know if such a caveat exists? Back to that doc in the meantime....
Sign in or join us to comment.