Applications sought for Inclusion Scotland’s People-led Policy Panel

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 28th September 2018

Inclusion Scotland are looking for people with experience of adult social care services to join their Policy Panel.

The Scottish Government is interested in developing adult health and social care support policy with people who have lived experience of using, or trying to use adult health and social care support in Scotland. This might be as a supported person or as a carer. It has funded Inclusion Scotland (this link will take you away from our website) to recruit people to make up a Policy Panel of people to help them.

This group will meet four times a year and will directly communicate with the Ministers for Health and Sport. The first meeting will be the Launch Event for the Policy Panel on the morning of Wednesday the 31st October in Stirling Court Hotel. This will be the opportunity to meet for all the Policy Panel participants.

The main purposes of the new voluntary role are to:

  • Share your experiences of using or trying to use adult social care support in Scotland.
  • Put forward ideas and solutions to issues raised about adult social care support.
  • Respond to policy ideas that the Scottish Government or other agencies want to get your feedback on.
  • Help design and promote a new way of working that can be used by decision makers in Scotland to shape policies and services in Scotland.

Inclusion Scotland are looking for a mixture of people from across Scotland who use adult social care support in different ways. Panel members will play a part in designing better adult social care support in Scotland and will gain more knowledge about how decision makers work. Relevant training will also be offered.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

More information about the role and an application form can be downloaded in the resources section below. Easy read versions are available.

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