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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21880: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the implementation of the learning disability strategy, The keys to life.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 6 March 2019

Many actions included in the strategy when it was published in 2011 have been delivered and others continue to be delivered through the work of the Scottish Commission for Learning Disabilities and the Learning Disabilities Observatory.

I am delighted to announce that the new framework to support the strategy 'The keys to life: unlocking futures for people with learning disabilities " will be published on ‎ 13 March by the Scottish Government and COSLA.

The new framework sets out some of our achievements over the last few years and highlights our key priorities for the remaining period of the strategy. The framework takes a whole life approach with an emphasis on supporting people from childhood to adulthood and covers a range of priorities across the themes of living, learning, working and wellbeing. The framework consolidates our work and also reflects the feedback we received from a wide range of stakeholders and people with learning disabilities on what matters to them.

The Scottish Government firmly believes that people with learning disabilities can and do play a full part in our communities and looks forward to working with COSLA, Local Authorities, Health and Social Care Partnerships and the Third Sector on the next phase of our work.