WHAT’S NEW?

WHAT’S NEW?


People First (Scotland)

Test and Protect


NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service helps to stop the Covid-19 virus from being passed from one person to another. It works by testing people who have symptoms of the virus. If they do have the virus then all the people they have had close contact with will be contacted and asked to isolate. People First have created some Easy Read information about this. You can read it by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Updated Scottish Government guidance on Coronavirus


On 18th June, the First Minister made an announcement about changes to some of the restrictions that are in place because of Coronavirus. We have created another Easy Read document to explain how the rules have changed. You can read this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Learning Disability Week 2020


Learning Disability Week 2020 was from the 18th – 24th May and this year was a little different. People First (Scotland) had been planning an event but this could not go ahead. Instead, we held a series of video calls to discuss the issues that are important to us. We looked at the words and labels that are used to describe people with a Learning Disability and the decisions that are often made by others, particularly with regards to housing. You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

What is Domestic Abuse?


People First (Scotland) have created some Easy Read information about Domestic Abuse in partnership with the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and Scottish Government. If you are experiencing Domestic Abuse, or are worried about someone that is, then remember that you are not alone and help is available. You can read more by clicking on the hand symbol below.

What is Coercive and Controlling Behaviour?


As well as Easy Read information about Domestic Abuse, we have also created information about Coercive and Controlling behaviour and where to find help. You can read more by clicking on the hand symbol below.

The Law and Human Rights Group: Statement on COVID 19


The spread of the Coronavirus has had a big impact on all of our lives, in many different ways.

The UK and Scottish Government have passed emergency legislation and guidance relating to the Coronavirus and this will affect the lives of people with a Learning Disability.

The Law and Human Rights Group of People First (Scotland) have written a statement about this new emergency legislation. You can read it by clicking on the hand symbol below.


Coronavirus and Social Care


The Coronavirus crisis is having a big impact on the lives of people with a Learning Disability. There are lots of things that are changing including the way Social Care is delivered. We have created an Easy Read document to describe how Social Care support is being impacted. You can read this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

What is Furlough?


The spread of Coronavirus has meant that lots of things have changed very quickly and it can be hard to follow everything that is going on. There are even new words and phrases to get used to. We have made an Easy Read document to describe what ‘Furlough’ means. You can read it by clicking on the hand symbol below.

What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?


COVID-19 is a new illness. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.

It can affect your lungs and your airways.

You can click on the hand symbol below to read more about the virus and what to do if you think you have it.