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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17171: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

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.

 

Project area

Number of focus groups

Number of interviews

Total number of attendees

About Your Benefits and You

35

 

274

Social Security agency branding, look and feel and website

11

7

101

Disability benefits

8

40

107

Low income benefits

 

16

16

Carers benefits

 

24

24

Young Carer Grant

14

 

46

Total meetings

68

87

568