Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

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

COSLA Foreword

Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care

Councillor Stuart Currie
COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care

As COSLA’s Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, I am delighted to endorse this updated framework. The keys to life in its original form focused on improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities, specifically around health outcomes.

The Implementation Framework and Priorities update, which was published in 2015 further developed the vision around a healthy life, choice and control, independence and active citizenship.

I am pleased to see that meaningful progress has been made against these priorities with the support of our third sector partners.

This latest update of The keys to life identifies what we will do to support people throughout their whole life journey. We need to raise expectations, enhance opportunities and deliver better outcomes around the themes that were identified following extensive engagement with people with learning disabilities.

Despite the current financial climate, Local Government remains committed to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and supporting the whole-system improvements required to make the change. COSLA is very much committed to improving people’s whole life journey and will continue to show leadership in driving forward The keys to life.



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