The loneliness of learning disability

The loneliness of learning disability

Information, Loneliness and Isolation
For 3 years in a row LDAS has undertaken a survey on a subject that is voted on by our members from a number of choices also put forward by them. So there is no doubt that the focus of our surveys are matters of real importance to the learning disability community. But it so happens that our latest survey is also of interest to many other groups as well. We speak, of course, of loneliness and isolation. Now the subject of a major consultation by the Scottish Government, the first of its kind to take place, loneliness and isolation is becoming a hot topic, and not only here in Scotland. From the number of information gathering exercises that have taken place in recent years it has become apparent that…
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Accessible Voting: Have Your Say at the LDAS Big Meeting

Accessible Voting: Have Your Say at the LDAS Big Meeting

Accessible Politics, Electoral Reform, Information, Voting
THE closing date for the Scottish Government’s consultation on electoral reform has now been extended to 29 March 2018 and will be part of the discussions at the next LDAS Big Meeting. The issue of voting ballots – paper and electronic – being made more accessible for people with learning disabilities has been a focus of the work of LDAS recently and we highlighted in our recent blog that it had not been specifically set out for comment in the consultation. Ahead of the original closing date of the consultation, staff behind it discussed the issue with LDAS and assured us they definitely do want to hear about all ways to make voting more accessible for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, after all the point of the consultation is…
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