Ten years on from The same as you? we should celebrate the changes that strategy helped to deliver. It made progress in ensuring that people with learning disabilities are more fully included in Scottish society, and able to contribute to public life as valued members of our communities who are also parents, partners, employees, friends and carers.
However, it is also important to recognise that we still have a way to go. We face significant challenges in public funding at a time when the shape of our population is changing in a way that means there is more demand for services. Part of meeting these challenges is ensuring that services are fully tailored to individual needs and aspirations, and help people to achieve their goals in life. This new strategy sets out a vision for improved partnership working to deliver better outcomes for people with learning disabilities, and their families and carers, in the areas of life that they have told us are the most important to them. We now need to make sure this vision delivers an even greater impact over the next ten years.
Councillor Peter Johnston
COSLA Health and Well-being Spokesperson
Email: Julie Crawford
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