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The Learning Disability Alliance Scotland Has made some Detailed comments on what the Scottish government should do to improve services for people with learning disabilities. Click the links below to read more details.
A manifesto is a list of the things that the political parties plan to do once they get elected. Each party publishes one so that voters can know what will happen once they are elected.
These can be complicated documents and hard to understand. We think all the parties should produce Easy Read versions. In the meantime, we have produced a guide to what each of the parties will do after the election is Easy Read format. You can download this by clicking here.
We think the SNP has produced an Easy Read version as well and will provide a link to this here when we get a copy.
The Westminster government has launched a new white paper outlining their plans for the future of social care in England. This will create a National Care Service which for the first time will be responsible for establishing a standard system of social care whereever you live in England.
From 2014 extend the coverage of free care so that people will receive free care if they need to stay in residential care for more than two years. [There will be a number of options of what would be a fair way for everyone to pay into this new system will be explored by a special commission.]
It will also enshrine in law for the first time nationally consistent eligibility criteria for social care helping to remove the postcode lottery of care that exists now
And it will also Push forward with the prevention agenda and continue the drive towards personal budgets so that by 2012 everyone who would benefit from a personal budget will have one.
These are important steps forward. Even in a much smaller country like Scotland, we are aware that there are tremendous variations in eligibility to get services, what types of services you might get and then what you might pay for it. Let's hope the Scottish Government can follow suit and establish a truly Scottish Care Service.