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Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 - easy read version

Published: 12 Mar 2019

New framework to implement the 'Keys to life' learning disability strategy.

18 page PDF

1.6 MB

18 page PDF

1.6 MB

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Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 - easy read version
The Keys to Life: Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021: Easy Read Version

18 page PDF

1.6 MB

The Keys to Life: Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021: Easy Read Version

What is this Information about?

This is the Easy Read version of The keys to life Implementation Framework for the years 2019 – 2021.

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When you see a word written in bold it will be explained.

A man explaining a situation

What is The keys to life strategy?

The keys to life is the learning disability strategy for Scotland.

Cover of The keys to life strategy

A strategy is a big plan.

The cover of a plan

The keys to life came out in 2013.

2013 date

The keys to life says what the Scottish Government and COSLA think needs to happen to make Scotland a good place for people with learning disabilities to live.

Two people doing a thumbs up.

COSLA is a group of all the councils in Scotland.

COSLA logo.

COSLA helps councils to work together.

People in front of a building.

COSLA works with the Scottish Government to make sure the strategy works in every council area.

People working together.

What is an Implementation Framework?

In 2015, the Scottish Government wrote an Implementation Framework. This is a plan to make The keys to life happen.

2015 date

This Implementation Framework said what was going to happen to make the things in The keys to life happen. 

Cover of The keys to life implementation framework 2015-17

The last Implementation Framework was for the years 2015 to 2017.

Dates for the years 2015 and 2017

This easy read is about the new Implementation Framework. 

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This new plan is for the years 2019 to 2021.

Dates for the years 2019 and 2021

How the plan was decided

The Scottish Government has a strategy for all disabled people.

Logo for The Scottish Government

This is called ‘A Fairer Scotland For Disabled People.’

Cover of The Scottish Government’s ‘A Fairer Scotland For Disabled People’ Delivery Plan.

The keys to life and ‘A Fairer Scotland For Disabled People’ will work together.

People working together.

The keys to life talks a lot about making health better for people with learning disabilities.

A man at the doctor.

This plan will make sure people with learning disabilities are not just thought about as patients or service users.

A woman doing a thumbs up.

This plan looks at lots of different things that matter to a person’s life.

Thought bubble with different thoughts in it.

This plan will make sure people with learning disabilities of all ages are thought about.

An older man and a younger man.

This plan will need people from different parts of The Scottish Government to work together.

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This plan is about what people with learning disabilities can do instead of what they cannot do.

A woman doing a thumbs up.

People with learning disabilities gave their opinions about what this plan should do.

People giving their opinions.

What is in the plan?

Cover of The keys to life implementation framework 2019-2021.

The plan has four themes.

Cover of The keys to life implementation framework 2019-2021.

The four themes are living, learning, working and wellbeing.

Theme 1. Living: What did people say?

People with learning disabilities want choices about where to live.

A woman doing a thumbs down

People with learning disabilities are sometimes put in houses far away from family and friends.

A tenancy agreement for a house

Public transport and buses are very important for people with learning disabilities.

A bus stop sign

People with learning disabilities should be able to have safe and healthy relationships.

A man and a woman dancing

People with learning disabilities should have their rights to have and raise children protected.

A parent with her daughter

Women with learning disabilities who experience violence should have services to help them.

A man physically attacking a woman

Theme 1. Living: What will we do?

Ask people who make decisions about housing to think about the needs of people with learning disabilities. 

A tenancy agreement for a house.

Try to make public transport easier for people with learning disabilities to use.

A bus stop sign.

Provide more help and advice to parents with learning disabilities. 

A parent with her daughter.

Support people with learning disabilities so they can safely have sex.

A man and a woman kissing.

Protect women with learning disabilities from violence.

A man physically attacking a woman.

Theme 2. Learning: What did people say?

Teachers are very important in helping pupils with learning disabilites to do well at school.

A teacher helping a pupil.

Teachers need more support so they can help pupils with learning disabilities.

A teacher helping a pupil.

Tests and exams in school do not show what people with learning disabilities can do.

A sad looking pupil with lots of books.

Transitions are when pupils go from a different time in their education to another like from Primary to Secondary School.

Children going into a school.

Transitions are difficult for pupils with learning disabilities.

A student outside college.

People with learning disabilites do not have enough choices at school and college.

A woman doing a thumbs down.

Theme 2. Learning: What will the plan do?

Support children with learning disabilities younger than five years old. 

Some different children sitting together

Provide better support and help for pupils with learning disabilities at school.

A teacher helping a pupil

Make schools easier places for pupils with learning disabilities to learn and be happy.

Some pupils working together

Share examples and stories of how students with learning disabilites are doing well at college.

A student in front of a college

There is something called the Independent Living Transition Fund to help people with disabilties get extra help to live independently.

A pile of cash notes

More people with learning disabilites should know about this fund to help them go to college or get training for a job.

A woman pointing at a clipboard in a training room

Theme 3. Working: What did people tell us?

Things like application forms and interviews for jobs are often very difficult  for people with learning disabilites.

A man at a job interview.

A supported employment service helps people to find and keep a job. 

A man welcoming people to a new job.

A job coach is someone who helps a person find and keep a job.

A job coach helping a person.

More employers should know about supported employment services and job coaches.

A man welcoming people to a new job.

More employers need to know that people with learning disabilities can do a good job.

A man saying thank you to his employee.

Theme 3. Working: What will we do?

Tell people how well people with learning disabilites can do when they get a job.

A man saying thank you to his employee.

Work with NHS Scotland to help them employ more people with learning disabilities. 

People being trained for a job at the NHS.

Make sure people with learning disabilites are included when information about who has been helped to find a job is collected. 

People looking at information.

The Scotttish Government is doing new things to help people to find jobs. 

We will make sure that these help people with learning disabilities. 

The Scottish Government logo.

When people are going through transitions they will get help to find jobs. 

A man welcoming people to a new job.

Theme 4. Wellbeing: What did people say?

Primary care is what people use to get help for medical problems at first. 

An NHS building.

Going to the GP is an example of Primary Care.

This can be difficult for people with learning disabilities.

A person visiting the GP.

Letters and other information that people get about their health can be difficult to understand.

A letter from the NHS.

Self Directed Support is the way social care support is paid for in Scotland. 

Money and a person being given social care.

Self Directed Support should give people choice and control over the money for their social care.   

Money and a person being given social care.

People with learning disabilites often do not know about Self Directed Support and are not supported well to make choices.

Money and a person being given social care.

Theme 4. Wellbeing: What will we do?

Find and share good examples of how to help people with learning disabilites to go and see the GP.  

A person visiting the GP.

Screening is a way of finding out if people are ill before they show any signs or symptoms of being sick.

A man visiting the doctor.

The plan will improve screening for people with learning disabilites to try and help them live longer lives.

A man visiting the doctor.

Some people with profound and multiple learning disabilites can display challenging behaviours.

An angry person in a wheelchair throwing a cup.

The words challenging behaviours are used to describe things that a person does when they are upset or frustrated.

A frustrated person with his hands in the air.

The behaviour is called challenging because the person who is supporting them finds it difficult. 

A frusrated person with his hands on his ears.

The plan says that a job should be created to find better ways for the person to express their frustration. 

A happy person in a wheelchair

This can help more people to live closer to their families and to have more active lives. 

A happy person in a wheelchair

Make Self-Directed Support work better so people with learning disabilites have greater choice and control over their social care.

Money and a person being given social care.

Work with Social Security Scotland so the new benefits system works for people with learning disabilities.

A calendar showing the date when a payment will arrive

Health and Social Care Partnerships are run by a local authority and NHS board to make health and social care work better together.

People working together in health and social care

The plan will help Health and Social Care Partnerships decide how to help people with learning disabilties.

People working together in health and social care


Contact

Email: Arron.Ashton@gov.scot