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Dec 19

Accessible Information in Self-directed Support survey

If you’re an adult with a sensory impairment who accesses – or wants to access – Self-directed Support, the ALLIANCE wants to hear from you.

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is carrying out research into accessible information in Self-directed Support and social care on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government and COSLA published the Self-directed Support (SDS) Improvement Plan in 2023. You can read the plan HERE this link will take you away from The Alliance website.

One key activity in the SDS Improvement Plan is to ensure SDS communications are in accessible formats. This includes communication about support planning and the promotion and signposting of appropriate tools and language services.

The ALLIANCE is running an online survey and a series of focus groups on behalf of Scottish Government. These will inform work to improve people’s access to accessible information on Self-Directed Support (SDS) and social care. Self-Directed Support (SDS) is how social care is delivered in Scotland.

We would welcome anyone with a sensory impairment who accesses, wants to access, or has been refused access to SDS or social care and support to complete the survey.

You can find the survey here this link will take you away from The Alliance website 

The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday 9th February 2024.

News on the SDS lived experience focus groups will be available soon.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].