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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21875: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that the recommendations in its report, Coming Home, are implemented.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 6 March 2019

The Scottish Government is committed to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and welcomes the findings of Dr Anne MacDonald's report: Coming Home.

The Scottish Government will be funding a post to support Health and Social Care Partnerships as they consider and take forward the recommendations of the report, including considering different models of care for people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

The Scottish Government will also be commissioning further work with Glasgow University to develop front line training resources around 'Positive Behavioural Support,' one of the forms of support, identified in the Coming Home report, that can be effective and appropriate for those with additional and complex needs.