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Evaluation of the Implementation of Local Area Co-ordination in Scotland

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ANNEX TWO INFORMATION SHEET TO BE COMPLETED BY LACs

EVALUATION OF LOCAL AREA CO-ORDINATION IN SCOTLAND

Information gathering through LAC network prior to interview

(one form to be completed by each LAC in an authority, please)

Please return to Kirsten Stalker at kos1@stir.ac.uk or The Social Work Research Centre, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA by Friday January 13 th.

ABOUT YOU

Name
Job title
Local authority
Employer
Professional qualifications
Areas of previous work experience
Previous relevant experience (e.g. informal caring, as a service user, voluntary work)
What did you do immediately before taking up this post?

ABOUT YOUR POST

How long have you been in post as a LAC in this authority?
How were you recruited to this post?
What induction did you have to the LAC role?
What training have you had since being appointed?
How many LAC posts are there in your authority?
Is your post full time or part time?
Where is it based? (sector/ setting)
Would you mind telling us the salary or salary range for your post?
Where does the funding come from?
Is there a steering group (or equivalent)?
If so - who sits on it?

WHO YOU WORK WITH

What service users group(s) is your post aimed at?
Who can use the service (e.g.: age/ type of need etc)?
How many people living in the area you cover fall into that group?
How big is the geographic area you cover? (approx. square miles)
What is its population?
How many families are you actively working with just now?
How many individuals (not included above) are you actively working with just now?
How many of these people currently have care managers/ social workers?
How many community groups are you actively working with just now?
Are you involved in any group work? If so, please give brief example.
Roughly what percentage of time do you spend in contact with (a) individuals … % (b) families … % (c) community groups … % and (d) other service providers….% ?

BUDGETS & RESOURCES

Do you have access to budgets or other resources for your work?
If so - where do these come from?
What do you use them for?
How much can you access?
Budget £….
Other resources? Please specify
Is it adequate?

MONITORING & RECORDING

Do you collect data relating to your work on an on-going basis?
If so, what about?
In what format?
Has LAC been evaluated in your authority?
If so, was this an in-house or independent evaluation?

Please could you give us contact details (name, address, telephone and e-mail) for (1) your line manager and (2) the manager who is responsible for deciding whether or not there should be LAC in your local authority. (We may invite one of them to take part in an interview for the study).

Many thanks for answering all these questions.

If you wish, please send us some or all of the following:

  • a copy of any evaluation of LAC in your authority
  • a short 'story' about your work, illustrating either supporting an individual or building community capacity. (Please change all real names or other identifying details).
  • examples of information leaflets about LAC or other publicity material
  • a copy of your job description.