Our latest report presents evidence on Scotland’s adult social care system for people with learning disabilities. We review a wide evidence base and find that, despite positive progress, the system still falls short of enabling people with learning disabilities to attain the quality of life that was envisaged in key government strategies.
I HAVE been asked on many occasions to compare the economic costs of Covid with those of Brexit. On one level, there is simply no comparison. During the height of lockdown, economic activity in Scotland fell by a fifth, and did so in record time. Many businesses in retail, hospitality and tourism have seen their entire livelihoods taken from them.
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.