EHRC research into Self-directed Support – call for participants

Section: Health and Social Care IntegrationPolicy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 19th November 2021
Equalities and Human Rights Commission

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission would like to hear from people who access Self-directed Support about their experiences.

Do you receive Self-directed Support? Would you like to participate in research on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland (EHRC)?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission want to increase understanding and awareness of the issues in relation to:

  • Achieving personal outcomes through Self-Directed Support, and how this relates to equality, i.e. to what extent does Self-directed Support enable people’s personal outcomes to be met?
  • Challenging decisions made by local authorities in relation to social are and support, i. e. how effective are the current systems and structures in providing scrutiny and redress for people challenging decisions made about their social care and support?

The research is being conducted by an independent market research company, Research Works Limited (this link will take you away from our website).  They would like to speak to:

  • People receiving social care/Self-directed Support
  • Families and unpaid carers of people accessing Self-directed Support
  • Advocates
  • Personal Assistants

The research involves taking part in a telephone interview lasting around 45 minutes at a time convenient to you.  Participation is on an anonymous basis.

All participants will receive a £30 voucher to thank you for your time.

The interviews are taking place in November and December 2021. 

If you would like to find out more about taking part in this research, please email to arrange a chat.


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