People with learning disabilities asked ‘how’s life?’

First national survey for people with learning disabilities since 2006 launches

Friday 17th May 2019

People with learning disabilities in Scotland are being asked about their wellbeing and the challenges they face in everyday life in a major new survey launched by a group of leading charities.

The survey, which opened this week and will run until Monday 30th September, was developed by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) with support from learning disability charities such as Down’s Syndrome Scotland and ENABLE Scotland.

Representatives from each of the partners unveiled the questionnaire yesterday, during Learning Disability week.

No comparable national survey has taken place since 2006.

Questions on the survey take in issues as diverse as safety, transport and happiness.

Charlie McMillan, SCLD chief executive, thanked collaborators for their support and urged people to respond:

“We want as many people with learning disabilities across Scotland to respond so that we can form the fullest possible picture of their lives, and reach out to currently unheard voices.

“I know that by working together we can gain important new insights that will inform the work of both SCLD, and the wider learning disability sector and community, to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities in Scotland.”