WHAT’S NEW?

WHAT’S NEW?


People First (Scotland)


COUNTDOWN TO THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S
COMING HOME DEADLINE

RECENT UPDATES

The Scottish Government has made the promise to ‘significantly reduce’ long hospital stays and out-of-area residential placements for people with learning disabilities or complex needs by March 2024.

People First (Scotland) welcomes this announcement but a single day longer living in these places is too long. We will post updates here on this work, too many promises have been made before and not kept.

We ask the Scottish Government to abolish substitute decision-making and establish supported decision-making across Scotland, realising and respecting our human rights to independent and family life

A list to make housing and support better for all citizens with a learning disability:

• No-one should have institutions or hospitals as their home
• We should not be forced to live with other people we don’t like or don’t know
• We should be supported to have the same life choices as other citizens
• We should be supported to set up our own homes when we reach an adult age rather than continuing to live with parents or family members
• We should have the choice of living by ourselves or living with a partner or a friend
• We should be supported to become home owners if our income can support that
• We need more accessible and affordable housing

Easy Read on new covid guidance


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 18th April about the Coronavirus rules.

You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Covid Guidance Update – 24 January


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information to explain the guidance changes starting Monday 24 January.

You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Easy Read on new covid guidance


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 21 December about the Coronavirus rules.

You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Easy Read Guidance on easing covid restrictions – Beyond level 0


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 4 October about the Coronavirus rules.

You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Easy Read Guidance on easing lockdown restrictions – Level 0


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 13 July about the Coronavirus rules.

New eased rules came into force on 13 July 2021. You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Easy Read Guidance on easing lockdown restrictions – Level 1


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 5 June about the Coronavirus rules.

New eased rules came into force on 5 June 2021. You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Easy Read Guidance on easing lockdown restrictions – Level 0


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 5 June about the Coronavirus rules.

New eased rules came into force on 5 June 2021. You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Easy Read Guidance on easing lockdown restrictions – Level 2


People First (Scotland) have updated the Easy Read information announced by the Scottish Government on 5 June about the Coronavirus rules.

New eased rules came into force on 5 June 2021. You can read more about this by clicking on the hand symbol below.

Statement regarding Supported Decision Making pilot and Vaccination


Figures now show Scottish citizens with learning disabilities are three times more likely to die and twice as likely to be infected from COVID 19.

Offer us accessible and up to date information and the support to make a decision on the vaccine. Make us visible, see the numbers and see us human beings. Move us all into vaccine priority group 4 now.

You can read our statement on supporting us to make a decision about the vaccine by clicking on the hand symbol below.