The Scottish Advisory Group on Deafblindness (SAGOD) meets quarterly in different towns and cities throughout Scotland. It was established to make formal meetings fully accessible to members and gives local people the chance to contribute to influencing policy within Scotland. SAGOD seeks to improve the lives of deafblind people within Scotland by seeking to influence policy at a local and national government level.

It aims:

  • to assist deafblind people to gain the information, training and experience to enable them to achieve the above aim for themselves
  • to provide an opportunity for local authority representatives, MSPs & professionals to meet deafblind people

The skills, confidence and experience gained by members taking part in SAGOD meetings has equipped many to go on to serve on our Board of Directors.

MSPs, LA Councillors, Social Worker, Health and other professionals interested in the field of deafblindness are invited to come along to the SAGOD meeting in their area. SAGOD provides a unique opportunity to be present at a meeting of deafblind people where their needs are uppermost in the minds of all who are present.

Future SAGOD meetings:

1 March 2017 – 10.30am (Tea/Coffee) meeting starts at 11am, Touchbase, Sense Scotland, Middlesex Street, Glasgow, G41 1EE

7 June 2017 – 10.30am (Tea/Coffee) meeting starts at 11am, PKAVS The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP

6 September 2017 – venue tbc

29th November 2017 – venue tbc