Scotland’s Budget Report: 2020

Recent positive news on vaccine development raises expectations that 2021/22 will herald the beginnings of a recovery from both the health and economic shocks caused by Covid in 2020. With this backdrop, what are the implications for the Scottish Government’s budget for 2021/22 – due to be published on 28th January?

The challenges of estimating Scotland’s learning disabled population and why it matters

It is concerning that we do not know how many people in Scotland live with a learning disability. Why is this the case, what is the impact of this lack of data, and what could be done? This article is part of the Fraser of Allander’s programme of work looking at support and opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

Free school meals and child poverty

There have been new announcements on tackling child poverty over the last few days. What are these policies and are they the best way to get money to children in low income families?

Transitions from school to paid employment for adults with learning disabilities: a parent’s perspective

As part of the Fraser of Allander’s programme of work looking at support and opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, we are keen to learn from people with direct experience of living with a learning disability and those in their support network. In this blog, we hear from the parents of Andrew with their reflections about what support they feel would have helped the transition from school to paid employment.