ANNEX FIVE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR MANAGERS IN AUTHORITIES WITHOUT LOCAL AREA CO-ORDINATION
Evaluation of Local Area Co-ordination in Scotland
Telephone questionnaire for local authorities without LAC
Begin by explaining there are no right and wrong answers
Is there a need for LAC in this authority?
How do you know this?
(If there is a perceived need) What is the nature and extent of this need?
Why does this authority not have local area co-ordinators?
Are there any particular barriers preventing the authority from implementing LAC?
If so - please explain
What discussions have there been within the local authority about LAC?
What discussions have there been with other local agencies about LAC (if any)?
Have you been under any pressure to appoint local area co-ordinators (eg: from Scottish Exec/ users and carers/ staff)?
What discussions have there been with the Scottish Executive (if any)?
(If there have been) How useful were these discussions?
What potential is there for future development of LAC here?
Would LAC bring any benefits to individuals and local communities in this authority?
Could you reflect a little on the principles underlying LAC? How helpful/appropriate do you consider them?
Do you see any problematic aspects in the LAC ethos?
Is there anything else about LAC, or related issues, that you would like to comment on?