The ALLIANCE has completed engagement work to help shape and inform the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland.

The ALLIANCE has completed engagement work with members and people across Scotland to inform the Advisory Panel of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care (this link will take you away from our website).

From 30 Sept – 11 November 2020 we captured insight from partners, organisations and people who access social care services, using this person centred focus to help shape and inform the independent review.

The ALLIANCE designed the People at the Centre (Social Care Review) Engagement Programme, which:

  • Listened to the voices of people and organisations across Scotland on the needs, rights and preferences of people who use services, their families and their carers.
  • Designed and delivered an inclusive and diverse programme of engagement and communication activity that ensured people were supported to participate and their voices were heard.
  • Captured learning and feedback on current experiences from people, unpaid carers and third sector organisations – particularly focused around identified care groups.

We delivered this programme of activity in three ways:

  1. We delivered a series of digital engagement events with groups of organisations representing the interests of people who receive, or commission for themselves, social care and support. 
  2. There was an ‘open call’ and online survey (which is now closed) for individuals, families and carers to comment on their experiences of accessing social care and support and what they would like to change or improve. 
  3. There was a facilitation pack for organisations to use for local or targeted events during the consultation period to access the views of individuals, clients, service users and carers.

We are currently analysing the data we collected and will be utilising this information to prepare a report of our findings to inform the Social Care Advisory Panel. This report will be shared on completion.