SAIF responds to consultations from the Scottish Government, public sector organisations and others. The response can be either in our own name or through input to a response from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations where we are based. We are always happy to help and will get back to you as soon as we can.
In 2011 we replied to NHS Quality Improvement Scotland’s consultation on their complaints procedure and to the Scottish Government on rural funding for communities.
We were involved in the Inclusive Communication working group for the Equality Unit at the Scottish Government.
We have advised the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and the Scottish Information Commissioner.
During 2010 we responded to consultations and/or information sent to us from the Scottish Government, British Standards Institute Standard on Inclusive Services, NHS QIS Single Equality Scheme, Healthcare Environment Inspectorate, Quality Scotland, Scottish Information Commissioner, Consumer Focus Scotland’s Single Equality Scheme, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Health Council.
In 2009 some of the documents we have consulted on include the Scottish Government’s Guide to the Scottish Planning System, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland’s review of its Disability Equality Scheme, NHS Education for Scotland’s Disability Equality Scheme and HM Revenue and Customs Website Accessibilty Policy.
Some of the consultations we responded to in 2008 included: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Language and Communication Support Plan), the Department of Transport (Disabled Persons’ Protection Policy), ODS Consulting on behalf of Communities Scotland (Tenant Purchaser Information Packs), Shetland NHS Board (Accessible information strategy and policy), and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (Single Equalities Scheme).
We have also worked with a range of organisations providing them with information and advice. For example, the Communication Forum Scotland (Talk for Scotland toolkit), Cairngorms National Park (wide ranging documents, leaflets, reports), Scottish Government (Directing your own support guide), Procurator Fiscals Office (application forms and performance review information) and the Glasgow Access Panel (street signs).