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Survey for Scottish social care users

Section: Health and Social Care IntegrationType: News Item Date Published: 9th August 2021
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission have launched a new survey for adults who have experience of accessing social care or support.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland is working to make sure that equality is a fundamental part of Scotland’s new National Care Service. As part of their programme of work, they’ve launched a survey to gather the experiences of adults who are accessing or have tried to access social care or support, including unpaid carers requiring support for their caring role.

They want to know whether:

  • the existing ways of challenging decisions are effective and accessible
  • people are given enough information about their rights to care and support, and how they can challenge decisions
  • people can access high quality advocacy support to help them challenge decisions
  • local councils and other bodies learn from challenges to improve decision-making in future
  • there are effective systems in place to check that decisions are made well the first time round.

The survey is open until Wednesday 15th September 2021. Please access the survey (this link will take you away from our website) to complete it. If you require the survey in EasyRead or a different format or would like to talk to the team at Equality and Human Rights Commission, don’t hesitate to get in touch at ScotlandSC@equalityhumanrights.com (this link will take you away from our website) or call 0141 228 5923.

The ALLIANCE in collaboration with Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) (this link will take you away from our website), ran a joint project ‘My Support My Choice’ – funded by the Scottish Government – that gathered people’s experience of Self-directed Support (SDS) and social care in Scotland. For further information on the project and findings, please visit My Support My Choice – Health and Social Care Integration.

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