What is this survey about?

The purpose of this survey is to find out how people from African communities in Scotland would like to access sexual health information and services, including HIV testing.

For many years, staff from Waverley Care’s African Health Project have delivered sexual health information and HIV testing at community venues. However, COVID-19 has it impossible to continue working in this way. We would like to find out how we can continue to make sure people from African communities can access sexual health information and services.

You can complete the survey whether or not you have accessed sexual health or HIV services before. All of the questions are optional and you can skip any that you do not want to answer.

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete.

Who is running the survey?

Waverley Care is running the survey. You can find out more about us here.

What personal data will the survey collect?

The survey can be completed anonymously, or you can choose to enter personal data (your email address). We will only use your email address to enter you into a prize draw to win £250 Amazon vouchers or to contact you about a follow up interview. If you include your email address, you will be asked at the end of the survey if you consent to it being used for both, or only one of, these purposes.

How will you use the information I provide?

Your survey response will be collated and analysed by staff from Waverley Care. We will use the information you provide as part of a report. We will share the survey findings publicly, including via social media and in published articles. We will not share any information that could identify you or other people.

How will you store the information I provide?

Your survey response will be stored using password protection. Your personal data will be deleted by 31 Dec 2021 and we will only keep your anonymised survey response.

Can I withdraw my survey response?

If you decide you do not want your survey response to be included in the evaluation, you can contact If you have completed the survey anonymously, we may not be able to identify your response, but we will try to do this. If we can identify your response, you will be able to withdraw it until the point we publish the survey results, which will be around mid-March.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the survey or I want to make a complaint?

If you have questions about the survey, you can contact:

If you would like to speak to someone who is not involved in the survey, you can contact:

Grant Sugden, CEO, Waverley Care