These are the essential documents and guidance you will need to understand the background and issues of this subject.
The Keys to Life
The Scottish Government's 10-year learning disabilities strategy. The document builds on the success of ‘The Same as You’, the original 10-year programme designed to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, and follows a two-year evaluation of the original strategy. The strategy contains 52 recommendations in total, focusing on health.
The Keys to life implementation framework and priorities 2015-2017
This document outlines the implementation framework for delivering The Keys to Life ~ Scotland’s Learning Disability Strategy. It sets out its vision, expected outcomes and highlights key themes to focus delivery during 2015-17.
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: Communication and Assessing Capacity: A guide for social work and health care staff
This guide from the Scottish Government is designed for social work and health care staff. Other carers may also find the guide useful.
Living and Dying Well, the national action plan for palliative and end of life care in Scotland
The Scottish Government's National Action Plan to ensure that good palliative and end of life care is available for all patients and families who need it in a "consistent, comprehensive, appropriate and equitable" manner across all care settings in Scotland. Intended for all health and social care policy makers, planners and practitioners, the plan is designed to produce achievable and measurable changes which will ensure quality improvement and enhance patient and carer experience.
Living and Dying Well: Building on Progress
A Scottish Government report outlining progress achieved in meeting the actions identified in Living and Dying Well, the national action plan for palliative and end of life care in Scotland. As well as noting progress achieved, the report identifies future action needed to ensure the equitable provision of high quality palliative and end of life care across Scotland.
Tackling Learning Disability Hate Crime Group Letter
A new tool to help address the underreporting of disability hate crime has been highlighted to care providers by the Care Inspectorate on behalf of The Tackling Learning Disability Hate Crime Group. The tool has been developed alongside representatives from Police Scotland and the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability. The letter also highlights the work carried out by the group which focuses on hate crimes and hate incidents, as well as listing the latest resources available on the issue.
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