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Members Training Event: Making Participation Requests (11th September 2018)

Date posted: July 30, 2018

Members Training Event:

Making Participation Requests

Participation requests are a new way for people to have their say about improvements they would like to see made to the public services they use.

They are part of a piece of Scottish Government legislation called the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.

By making a participation request, a community group or ‘community of interest‘ can start a discussion with organisations in charge of public services, such as hospitals, social care, schools, the environment and transport, about how to improve these services. 

So for example, if you wanted to have a discussion about how Self Directed Support was being implemented in your area, you could make a Participation Request to request a discussion with relevant people from across the Local Authority, to address the specific issues you have.

This free workshop for community groups and organisations is a chance to find out more about participation requests, how to make one and what to think about before you do.

The workshop is being delivered by the Scottish Community Development Centre and is being hosted by the South Lanarkshire Self Directed Support Network (SLSDSN)

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Time: 11am – 2pm

Venue:  Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre

               9, Hunter Road, Hamilton

               South Lanarkshire

               ML3 0LH

You can see a Flyer for the event here.

You can book a place on Eventbrite here.

SDSS will support members to attend the training by covering reasonable travel expenses and support costs.

If you have any queries just contact Mark on (0131) 475 2623 or by email at:

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