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How’s life?’ Scotland’s Learning Disability Survey

Type: News Item Date Published: 25th July 2019

This survey gives people with learning disabilities the chance to have a say about their own lives.

What is it?

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) – in partnership with ENABLE Scotland, People First Scotland, Key Housing, ARC Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland and PAMIS – is carrying out a survey for people with learning disabilities living in Scotland.

This survey gives people with learning disabilities the chance to have a say about their own lives.  It covers topics including:

  • Family and friends
  • What you do with your time
  • Life satisfaction
  • Where you live

Why are they doing it?

This survey will allow the organisations to get a sense of how people with learning disabilities rate their overall well-being, and understand some of the factors that impact on it.  The survey findings will help to guide future evidence gathering and policy interventions, with the aspiration that this will help improve people’s quality of life.

The last large scale survey of people with learning disabilities in Scotland took place in 2006.  It is important to get a renewed sense of how life is for people with learning disabilities.  The organisers hope that this survey will spark further conversations and discussions across the learning disability sector and community.

How can I take part?

People can complete a copy of the survey in a number of ways:

People can be supported to complete the survey by a friend, family member or paid worker.

The survey will close on Monday 30th September.

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