Accessibility Options


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.

Current Consultations

Carers please take a few minutes to check out the latest survey on Short Breaks:-

This survey is to understand what short breaks mean to the Carers who live in South Lanarkshire.  The responses will influence the Local Authority Short Breaks Statement.
Please complete the questions below and help us consider the needs for Short Breaks in our locality.
The survey is anonymous.

Current Consultations
Housing Allocation Policy

A consultation programme is underway by South Lanarkshire Council which will involve a wide range of key stakeholders, partner agencies and interested parties. The consultation will be open for a 12 week consultation period, ending on 11 February 2019.  During this period a range of events and opportunities will be provided to encourage people to engage in the consultation process and to make their views on the policy proposals known.

The draft policy and link to the survey can be found here

Housing Allocation Policy – consultative draft Nov 2018.

Current Consultations
Young Carers Grant

The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland. The grant will provide a £300 one-off payment, which can be applied for annually for young carers aged 16-17 (and 18 if still at school) with significant caring responsibilities. The Young Carer Grant aims to provide some financial support during a key transition period in young carers’ lives to help improve their health and education outcomes as they move into the adult world.