Annex B: Report sent to Social Security Experience Panels members on the membership demographics up to 12 May 2017
Have your say - What we know about the people who signed up to the Experience Panels
Thanks for signing up for the Social Security Experience Panels. This is what you told us about yourselves. It gives information on everyone who signed up by the 12 th May:
- Where you all live in the country
- What benefits you all have experience of
- How you would all like to be contacted
- What your support needs are
We have created two versions of this leaflet:
- an Easy Read version of this, and
- a version with simple formatting and no graphics.
We know this from the information you gave us when you applied to join. We have made sure the information does not identify you personally but wanted you to know what we have found out so far.
This leaflet is being sent out to all of the people that have joined the Experience Panels, along with a letter from the Scottish Social Security Minister, Ms Jeane Freeman MSP.
We welcome any comments and suggestions about how both versions of this leaflet could be improved.
Recruitment has been extended, and will now end on the 9 th June 2017. We will be doing more work on the information you have given us and will keep you up to date about what we find out.
Analysis - Easy Read Version
Analysis - Simple version
How many people signed up to the Experience Panels
Recruitment to the Experience Panels opened on the 3 rd March 2017 for 10 weeks. By 12 th May 2017, 2335 people had joined.
How do Experience Panel members want to be contacted?
- 85% of you said by email
- 57% of you said by post
- 37% of you said by text
- 26% of you said by mobile
- 18% of you said by home phone.
What support needs Panel members have?
- 63% of you said support getting to a venue/support in a venue
- 23% of you said easy read
- 19% of you said support to complete things by phone or in person
- 14% of you said large print.
Where do Experience Panel members live?
|Local Authority||Number of people|
|Argyll & Bute||52|
|Dumfries & Galloway||50|
|Perth & Kinross||67|
|No Local Authority stated||129|
What benefits do panel members have experience of:
|Name of Benefit||Number of people|
|Disability Living Allowance||877|
|Personal Independence Payment||873|
|Winter Fuel Payment||368|
|Cold Weather Payment||262|
|Discretionary Housing Payment||236|
|Severe Disablement Allowance||148|
|Scottish Welfare Fund||147|
|Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit||57|
|Funeral Expenses Payment||32|
|Sure Start Maternity Grant||18|