We are concerned about some of the recommendations made by the Scottish Mental Health Law Review. In particular, the recommendation that learning disability and mental illness remain within the same legal framework. If we remain within a system designed for people experiencing mental illness then our human rights will continue to be restricted and we are denied real change. We are disappointed that the model of supported decision-making described is limited and we can still have our rights to make decisions taken away from us.
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In September and October 2022 People First (Scotland) held a series of events across Scotland to talk about what support people with a Learning Disability need to truly Live a Life. It was great to welcome so many new people to the organisation and we hope you enjoy reading about the events.
‘Support to Live a Life’ events
In September 2019 People First (Scotland) held an overnight Conference for young people with learning disabilities. You can read more about this in the report below.
Young Persons’ Conference
You can view some of the information made by the Parent’s Group below.
The Law and Human Rights Group campaigns to change the law in Scotland. We want people with a Learning Disability to be treated equally and fairly.
We have produced lots of information describing how we think this can happen.
You can read some of the information made by the Law and Human Rights Group below.
You can read a report about our 25th Anniversary below.
You can read about our Citizens’ Grand Jury below.