For people who have lost their voice, or have difficulty speaking, the ability to communicate is vital in helping them fulfil their potential, and to participate equally in our communities.
This is why the Scottish Government introduced a new law to ensure people get the communication equipment they need and the support to use it.
This report provides an update on the progress we have made.
I am encouraged by the range of activities that are underway. However, I know that there is more to do to ensure that those adults and children who need or could benefit from communication equipment are aware of the services available, and receive the support they need from staff, their communication partners and their families. We hope that the tools, training and guidance which have been developed will help those individuals to provide the necessary support.
Minister for Mental Health