Our job is to make sure that the Scottish Parliament, the Westminster Parliament and local statutory organisations like councils listen to the views of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers and reflect these in all major policies, laws and changes which may affect them.
•Where those views are in support of policies and laws we will help them be put into effect.
•Where those views are in conflict with policies and laws we will work to help people with learning disabilities and their families and carers change such policies or to stop them being put into effect.
•Where those views are not reflected in current policy we will work to help people with learning disabilities bring these views to the attention of politicians.
We will help people with learning disabilities express their views by
•Having regular meetings to discuss general political issues
•Bringing people together to discuss particular issues
•Support people in their own groups to look at issues that they are concerned about
•Providing training to increase the capacity of people with learning disabilities to express their opinions.
•Working with family members, carers and support organisations.
Aberdeen Stronger Together Group has produced a new comic style pamphlet on bullying and what to do.
Research shows that low level bullying and harassment is still common for people with learning disabilities. Many people avoid public places and don't go out to avoid the name calling, physical intimidation and harassment that occurs.
The Aberdeen group has produced this guide to help people with learning disabilities think about these issues and to take positive action to get this to stop.
Their message is simple - You don't have to put up with this.