LDAN Bill Consultation (In-person)

Have your say on the Scotttish Government’s Consultation on the Learning Disabilities, Autism, and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill

At the end of 2023, the Scottish Government published a consultation paper on its proposed Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill. You can see all of the Consultation documents online, here.

The scope of the bill is vast and it is easy to get overwhelmed by the scale of it. However it is a unique opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government and it is really important that the views of carers are heard. To that end we propose to hold two short consultation events for carers on:

  • Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 1pm-2:30pm in the Shore Room, 14 Links Place
  • Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 6:30pm—8pm Online via Microsoft Teams

Please contact Rachael (rachael@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk) to book your place at either of these events.

We will focus on the following areas to get your feedback and if you have time you could refer to the short guide here.

  • The scope of the bill—which people it should include
  • Independent advocacy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social care
  • Housing and independent living
  • Relationships
  • Justice
  • Children and young people, transitions to adulthood
  • Accountability—how the legislation will be implemented and if there is a new organisation to oversee this implementation

If you are unable to come to any of the events but want to send us your views we will be happy to incorporate them into our response. Please email your comments to Rachael by 4pm on Tuesday 16th April.