Date lodged: 11 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many social security experience panel meetings have been held, broken down by the number of attendees.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 19 June 2018
The total number of meetings held, including focus groups and interviews over the phone and in person, is 155. These were held between June 2017 and June 2018.
The number of meetings and attendees for each project area is broken down in the following table. Additionally, 1,230 Experience Panel members have responded to one or more surveys. We also held an event for older people from ethnic minority backgrounds, which had around 100 attendees.
Number of focus groups
Number of interviews
Total number of attendees
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