Improving Transition for Learning Disability Service Users

If you or someone you know is a family member of someone who has a learning disability, and has experienced the transition from hospital to community, please consider taking part in this interview to help improve the experience of this transition for families in future. Please read below for more information.

If you are interested, please give us a call (0131 322 8480) or email



** Information Sheet for Families **

We want to talk to families of learning disability service users who have experienced the transition from hospital to community to help us improve the experience of this transition for families in the future. Can you help us?

'Why is the project important and what does it aim to do?'

The aim of the project is to understand more about what it’s like for service users and their families when they move from hospital back to the community so that we can improve the experience of families in the future. In particular, we want to understand more about the planning and implementation of the first phase of that transition. We hope to understand more about what is important to service users and families by talking with families who have experienced this transition.

'Do I have to take part?'

No, the choice about taking part is entirely up to you. A member of staff you know will tell you about the project, give you a copy of this Family Information Sheet and give you time to decide if you want to take part.

'What will happen if I agree to take part?'

If you agree to take part, Gill Highet, an experienced researcher and member of the project team, will get in touch with you from week beginning 8th October 2018. She will check that you still want to take part and will arrange to conduct a one-off phone interview with you. She will also request permission to record the interview.

'Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?'

Yes, all of the information collected for the project will be confidential. The recording of your interview will not include any of your personal details. It will not be heard by anyone other than the project team and will be kept in a secure place. You can listen to the recording, or read a print-out of it, if you wish. If extracts from your interview are used in the project reports or academic papers, your name and personal details will not be included.

'Will I get to hear about how the project is making a difference?'

We will send a summary of the findings to all those who request one at the end of the project.

Many thanks for considering taking part in our project