In this episode, we discuss our latest report examining the system that delivers social care and support to adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. We also hear about a model of social care that has delivered positive outcomes – Shared Lives schemes.
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.
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.
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.