2018 was the third year that Scotland participated in the ‘What matters to you?’ awareness day.

Over 600 individuals/teams from 33 countries took part by registering and setting up 'What matters to you?' activities on 6 June 2018 in their local areas.

About the initiative

'What matters to you?' day aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people who receive care and support, as well as their families and carers.

This initiative encourages professionals to move their conversation focus from 'What's the matter with you?' to 'What matters to you?' in order to more effectively support the development of high quality compassionate support, care or treatment focused around what people really need and want.

Wide reach in 2018

The wide reach and engagement during the 2018 day demonstrated that people working within health, social care and other areas of the public sector continue to connect with the 'What matters to you?' principles.

The summary report shares key information about 2018's activities and includes:

  • case studies outlining the impact that 'What matters to you?' activities had
  • details about participation across the world, and
  • next steps for the development of future 'What matters to you?' days.

The report, along with further information about the awareness initiatives, can be found on the website: http://www.whatmatterstoyou.scot