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What are they?

There are many varied types of consultation. They aim to provide opportunities for all those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work. Consultation exercises seek views in a number of different ways, such as written papers, public meetings, focus groups, questionnaire exercises or on-line discussion forums.

Consultation exercises do not address individual concerns and comments, but may eventually inform the policy process of the relevant directorate or public body. Typically consultations involve a written paper inviting answers to specific questions or more general views about the material presented. These papers are open for Carers to have their opinions and submit their responses.

Why are consultations so important?

Consultations give people in all walks of life a chance to get involved in the work of government. It is an important part of the policy-making process.

The views and suggestions detailed in consultation responses are analysed and used as part of the decision-making process. The responses that Carers submit may:

  • Indicate the need for further policy development or review
  • Inform the development of a particular policy
  • Help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
  • Used to finalise legislation before it is implemented
What we want to do

We want to seek out areas of interest that impact on Carers. We will find consultations and explain the outline of them so you can decide if you think you can have a say in the development of policy.

How can you make a difference?

Take part, when you see a consultation on our web site or Facebook pages click the link and have a read to add your opinion. If you want to discuss the consultation Ask we….We want Carers opinions and views to be heard. If you are not sure, we can talk the idea or process through with you.


Managing Your Medicines Workshop – closing date 21st February

Please see below for details of a forthcoming workshop to design apps to help manage medications

Health services across Scotland want to support people in managing their health and wellbeing. One way of doing this is by using technology – like an app on a smart phone, tablet or computer.

We are designing an app to help people who take multiple medicines. We want it to be as helpful as possible, so we are inviting people who take medicines and their carers to a workshop to help us to design the app.

The workshops will be in

• Hamilton on Wednesday 4th March: 10.30 – 12.30

• Hamilton on Wednesday 4th March 2pm – 4pm

The workshops will be informal, creative and fun.

There are limited places at each workshop.

If you want to apply for a place in a workshop, please

Click on this link to complete the form:

By Friday 21st February 2020

We will confirm your place by Wednesday 26th February, providing the venue

Thank you again, and we hope to see you at one of the workshops!

Dr Sheila Inglis


SMCI Associates

Phone: 0044 (0) 1620 895819

Mobile: 0044 (0) 7894 337317


The Peoples Panel – Closing date 26th February

The People’s Panel is one of the council and its partner’s ways of engaging the community on a range of issues that matter to them. We are looking for people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences to join the panel. If you would like to share your views and help shape current and future services we need you on our panel.

Please visit

for more information and to complete a membership form.


Rent Management Policy Consultation – Closes 8th March 2020

South Lanarkshire Council are currently reviewing their Rent Management Policy.The draft Rent Management Policy sets out the approach they will take when managing current and former tenant rent arrears. This approach aims to achieve the right balance between the tenant’s responsibility to pay rent while understanding the needs of the individual.

As part of this process, a consultative draft has been developed and publicised on the council’s website. The draft policy takes account of the views and priorities expressed by South Lanarkshire’s elected members and will be shared and discussed with a wide range of customers, partner organisations and other stakeholders throughout the consultation period.

South Lanarkshire Council would be grateful if you could find the time to review and provide comment on the draft policy. A response template has been attached, with the questions also highlighted throughout the draft policy document. The questions are not exhaustive so please also provide any additional feedback you may have. The consultation will remain open until 8 March 2020.…/rent_management_polic…


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service – closing date 18th March

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in South Lanarkshire is seeking your views on how we have performed in South Lanarkshire over the past 3 years.

This is a critical milestone in our sustained development of local service delivery. Through our plans we ensure that we, together with our partners, continue to address the unique needs of South Lanarkshire’s communities, improving safety both now and in the future.

We have carried out a review of our local service delivery activities against our Local Fire and Rescue Plan 2017 priorities and the findings of this are included in the attached report (Local Fire and Rescue Plan Review).

As a key stakeholder, we would like to hear your views on how we have performed. This will enable us to fully understand your expectations and help us to continuously develop and improve the services provided within South Lanarkshire going forward over the next 3 years.

Providing feedback is easy. You can complete our short consultation survey online here at:-

and should you want to further review our performance, our annual reports for 2017-18 and 2018-19 are also available.

The consultation is open for 6 weeks, closing on the 18th March 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Community survey launches in Carstairs Junction – Closing date 24th March

Residents in Carstairs Junction are being asked to share their views about the future, and what they’d like to see happen in their village, by taking part in a Community Survey.

Answers will inform the Carstairs Junction Community-Led Action Plan, which will identify the community’s priorities over the next five years. The final plan will highlight particular projects that the community would like to work on together to make their community a better place to live, work and play. The plan will be able to be used as evidence by community groups seeking funding or by organisations who deliver services in that community.

Residents can fill out the survey online at, or pick up and drop off a paper copy from Carstairs Junction Londis, before 24 March.

The Community-Led Action Plan process will be launched at a Community Ceilidh in Carstairs Junction Village Hall, Friday 7 February. Tickets are free but must be booked by visiting, or calling Community Enterprise on 01506 862 227.

The plan is being organised by a specially formed Steering Group, made up of representatives from Carstairs Community Council, Carstairs Junction Londis, Carstairs Junction Primary School, Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub, Carstairs Parish Church, Healthy Valleys and The Playbarn.

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The Council Plan, Connect 2017-2022 – Survey

The Council Plan, Connect 2017-2022, is due for a mid-term review to ensure it continues to reflect the local environment and the changing external environment faced by the council. This consultation is to gather views on the vision, values and priorities within the mid-term review, which is currently being drafted.