Is the social care system delivering for adults with learning disabilities? [Podcast] EP41

Emma Congreve, Robert Watts, Lesley Stevenson, Abby Farrell, Louise Kennedy

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In this podcast, we discuss our latest report examining the system that delivers social care and support to adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. This follows a much-anticipated review of adult social care for the Scottish Government that might herald significant change for the sector.

We also hear about a model of social care that has delivered positive outcomes – Shared Lives schemes. We chat with members of Shared Lives Plus to hear about their experiences and what the evidence tells us about this interesting model of care and support.

(01:18) Discussion of FAI report into Scotland’s social care system for adults with learning disabilities.
(10:54) Discussion of the Shared Lives model of care and support, and a look at what the evidence tells us.
(20:18) Abby and Louise share their experiences of Shared Lives.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Media of outputOnline
Size31.8 MB
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2021


  • social care
  • social care system
  • learning disabilities
  • Scotland
  • support
  • experiences
  • Shared Lives Plus


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