Adults With Learning Difficulties (Service Redesign)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th May 2013.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

One benefit of the integration of health and social care is that it will allow our health and social care services to be much more effectively planned and delivered locally in a way that reflects the needs of the local population. The member will recognise that, ultimately, it is up to the local authority to use its resources and to provide services in a way that it feels fits its local communities’ needs. In considering what can at times be a challenging issue, it is important that the council has a process that allows for genuine consultation with those who have a learning disability and their carers, and that those who participate in the process have trust in the way that the local authority is taking it forward. In the process in Glasgow, it is important that Glasgow City Council continues to consider what it can do to address the concerns that carers and those who use the centres have expressed, and how it can achieve an outcome that meets the needs of those who use the services.