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New DMSS report published by Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

The last decade has seen a growing recognition of the rights of people with learning disabilities to enjoy a 'good life' with choice about what that means to them and control over how they live it. There has been a move away from providing services to and for people, towards people deciding for themselves how they want to live. During the same period, there has been growing interest in viewing communities and people who live in them as assets, capable of creating their own solutions, rather than a list of needs and deficits.

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability commissioned DMSS to explore the potential to join up thinking around increased choice and control for people with learning disabilities and the principles of asset based working. Our new report asks What impact can these approaches have on people's lives?

The full report can be read here.

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