Transitions to adulthood

Improving transitions to adulthood

In this podcast, we explore how young people with learning disabilities or other additional support needs could be better supported as they transition out of the education system and into adulthood. We also have a fascinating conversation with five young people who have recently gone through the process themselves.

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A look back on an extraordinary year

Emma Congreve is joined by Mairi Spowage to look back on a year like no other. In this podcast, we discuss our articles from over the past year, picking our highlights and discussing how our thinking has evolved over the course of 2020. Links can be found below to all articles we are discussing – so you can read along at home!

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Ensuring that the Scottish Budget makes an impact

In this podcast, Graeme Roy and Emma Congreve are joined by Ali Hosie from the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Chris Birt from JRF in Scotland to look at how the Budget could be better at ensuring the budget has the impact on government priorities

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?