Consultations 1This page will be updated monthly to provide up-to-date links to

consultations relevant to the third sector.

What is your experience of Dementia Support in Aberdeenshire? 
Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership are running ‘Dementia Friendly’ storytelling sessions in Peterhead, Inverurie and Stonehaven to gather first-hand experiences of support and care to help them in developing their new Dementia Strategy. 

  • Wed 3rd July, 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Peterhead Town Hall
  • Thurs 4th July, 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Garioch Heritage Centre
  • Fri 5th July, 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Stonehaven Town Hall

Book your place at: 

or by calling 01467 530629.
Visit the online survey:

Consultation on a new National Public Health body: 'Public Health Scotland'

The focus in this consultation is on describing and seeking input on the role, functions and structure of a new Special Health Board to be called 'Public Health Scotland'. This will include some discussion of how the body will interact with other organisations and partnership frameworks. The proposed arrangements address the need to simplify the public health landscape at the national level; the need for better, more visible leadership and a stronger voice for the public’s health. Deadline: 8th July 2019. Read more and take part here:

Aberdeenshire Council - Consultation on Early Learning & Childcare 2019
As a result of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, all Local Authorities have a statutory duty to consult and plan with appropriate stakeholders every two years. This specific consultation is looking at the flexibility of early learning and childcare provision. They are seeking the views of all parents/carers, professionals and other interested stakeholders on how best these services can meet their needs. Deadline: 5th July 2019. Visit:

Improving Temporary Accommodation Standards consultation
The Programme for Government announced by the First Minister in 2017 set out a new commitment to eradicate rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland and end homelessness. The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was subsequently established to initiate these transformational changes and provided 70 recommendations to Scottish Ministers, including extending the Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households and introducing a legally enforceable standards framework. The Scottish Government want to ensure that consistent, high-quality standards are applied across all temporary accommodation. They also want to understand how they can extend the Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households. Deadline: 14th August 2019. Read more and take part here:

Sharing health data - information sheet
You are invited to take part in an online survey about people's views on sharing health data for research purposes. The consultation is looking for responses from anyone aged 16 or above who has personally used the UK National Health Service (NHS) at any point in their lives. Take part here:

Living with M.E. in Scotland: your experience matters
UK charity, Action for M.E, is following-up its major 2014 survey, M.E. Time to Deliver, by looking, five years on, at health, welfare, employment and education for children and adults with M.E. in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. By sharing your experience on topics including symptom management approaches, the impact of M.E. on your relationships, and access to the right sort of support, you can help Action for M.E. campaign more effectively for improved services and support from professionals, planners and policy-makers. You can find the Big Survey online at, and it’s open until Friday 2nd August. It’s a long survey but you have the option of saving it to come back to so you don’t have to do it all at once.

Scottish Government Consultation Hub

The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for 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.
They have a consultation hub on their website where you can view and take part in consultations as well as see consultations that have already been archived.

Visit the hub here:

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