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The right to life and health for people with learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency

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SCLD’s Policy & Implementation Officer Oonagh Brown writes about the risk to the human rights of people with learning disabilities during the COVID-19 emergency… Over the last few weeks, there have been concerns expressed across the UK by disabled people and those who represent them about how decisions will be made concerning disabled people’s health care and treatment during the Coronavirus emergency. It is also becoming clear that …

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SCLD Statement on Coronavirus

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In the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic we are taking precautionary steps informed by current public health information. We will be postponing any events that we have planned to take place in the next two weeks and will consider rearranging them in due course. We are currently in the process of contacting our event attendees. We will also contact …

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Information on Coronavirus

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We have been working with Scottish Government to produce some guidance for people with learning disabilities on the Coronavirus outbreak and how people can protect themselves. Scottish Government Guidance First Minister’s Letter Easy Read Coronavirus Information Leaflet (Easy Read version) First Minister’s Letter Infographic Clinical guide for front line staff to support the management of patients with a learning disability, …

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Self-Directed Support, Human Rights and People with Learning Disabilities

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The ‘Self-Directed Support, Human Rights and People with Learning Disabilities’ event took place as part of The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland’s Self-Directed Support Masterclass Series, which aims to break down barriers to accessing Self-Directed Support (SDS) and look at the ways it can help people who have a disability or who are living with a long-term health condition, …

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Getting Fit and Having Fun!

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The Learning Disability Managed Care Network are holding an event in partnership with the Scottish Government about the importance of physical activity for people with learning disability. The event is on Tuesday 18th September from 9am – 4:30pm at Falkirk Stadium in Falkirk. Come along if you work with people with learning disability and want to find out more about: Supporting people to choose and engage in …