We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of the plan.
We have called this plan, Learning from lived experience: People, partnerships and planning for involvement based on feedback from those involved in developing it and in recognition of the many ways that people with lived experience of social services (people who use or have used social services and people who are carers) in Scotland can contribute to our work.
This may be directly through our staff or through our work with organisations and communities. People with lived experience are involved in our work in different ways.
We recognise the need to plan and coordinate involvement so we can measure the impact it has and the difference it makes to everyone involved. We want to make sure that involving people with lived experience of social services in our work is meaningful and of benefit to them, the people who work with us and to the organisation.
Our Involving People Plan is underpinned by an ‘improving together’ vision: SSSC with people with lived experience at the centre driving improvement.
Our Involving People Plan is about working together for ongoing improvement. Tailoring our approach to the purpose and people involved, we will involve people in designing and planning for meaningful involvement, agreeing how best to capture and measure the difference involvement makes, implementing actions, analysing results, sharing learning and planning for further action.
This is a live plan and we are keen to keep the involvement conversation going, to share ideas, learning and approaches to involving people and getting involved.
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