Independent information and support services funded by the Scottish Government: review findings

Findings from a commissioned review of independent information and support services in relation to self-directed support for social care, in 2017.


We would like to extend our thanks to the many people and organisations who have contributed to this study.

The members of the Research Advisory Group have provided support and advice throughout. Our special thanks go to Dr. Fiona MacDonald from the Scottish Government for all her help.

The study draws very clearly on the experiences and views of a range of professionals and service users and would not have been possible without their support. We would like to thank the staff from Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, Fife, Highland and Shetland Councils who gave us their time, along with those from a range of other organisations who also took the time to speak with us.

The staff from the SIRD projects were also very generous with their time and not only shared their experiences with the study team but also helped us to access service users. Our sincere thanks go to all the SIRD project service users who completed a survey, and especially to those who spoke to us by phone or met with us.

Lucy Robertson, Craigforth


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