Date lodged: 27 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to renew or refresh the 2014 strategy, See Hear: A strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 17 April 2019
The See Hear strategy was developed as a long term strategic framework in partnership with local authorities, health boards and third sector partners and is jointly endorsed by COSLA. Since 2014, the Scottish Government has provided almost £4m to establish and support a national network of See Hear Leads, supported by a See Hear National Co-ordinator post based the Health and Social Care Alliance. Local partnerships are in place across every local authority area in Scotland to assist in delivering the strategy. Areas for action and recommendations are implemented through local partnerships between statutory and third sector partners who are responsible for identifying local priorities, developing work streams, timescales and implementation plans based on local priorities and need. This ensures a responsive, flexible approach to deliver person centred outcomes, support and care.