Scottish Government Experience Panels
Posted on: Thursday 6th April 2017
Social security in Scotland will be designed and built with and for the people of Scotland, and Experience Panels will turn that principle into a reality. Scottish Government are seeking at least 2,000 people with direct personal experience of the current social security system to help shape Scotland’s new system.
Scottish Government will work with people who have direct and personal experience and knowledge of the current one to find out from them what works, what needs improved and what the new system can do to support them.
Invitations have been sent by post to 18,000 people who have recent or current experience of the social security system. People can also volunteer directly to join the Experience Panels by completing the registration form online or downloading it and posting it back to the Scottish Government by freepost.
There’s also a freephone helpline 0800 029 4974 (which includes language translation and BSL interpretation) if people have questions about getting involved in the Panels, or if they need additional support to register. Registration is open until 12 May.