Provision of Communication Equipment and Support: Part 4 of the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016: progress report 2019

Report on progress since commencement of Part 4 of the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 - Provision of Communication Equipment in March 2019.

Ministerial Foreword

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.

Clare Haughey - Minister for Mental Health

Minister for Mental Health



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