Councillor Currie stands in front of an SCLD banner to launch the local strategy guidance

Local Strategy Guidance Launched

Web Admin News item, SCLD Publication

Today saw the launch of Developing a Learning Disability Strategy: Guidance, suggestions
and questions for developing a local learning disability strategy – a useful resource for Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), local authorities and health boards when planning their local strategies.

Containing good practice examples and reflective questions, this is an invaluable resource for anyone playing a part in developing a local learning disability strategy.

“A human rights approach should be at the heart of local delivery.”

Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA, Spokesperson for Health and Social Care

This resource was co-produced by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) and twelve HSCPs.

Opening the launch, Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said: “we must be focused on delivery and making lives better at a local level; a human rights approach should be at the heart of local delivery.”

Charlie McMillan, Chief Executive of SCLD, emphasised that the guidance, “is about delivering at a local level and working in and with communities.”

Encouraging and supporting the development of local learning disability strategy within HSCPs and helping local partners to embed a human rights approach is a key priority under the the theme of ‘Wellbeing‘ in The keys to life.

The keys to life is the Scottish Government’s learning disability strategy.

Please let us know what you think of the Guidance. Send your comments and feedback to Andy Miller at andy.m@scld.co.uk

  • You can download the Guidance here.
  • You can download easy read information about the Guidance here.