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The keys to life - Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities, 13/06/13 [S]

A new strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of the 120,000 Scots with learning disabilities has been published.

Scotlandís second learning disability strategy, The Keys to Life, was developed with COSLA and places a strong focus on ensuring that all health professionals can better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and enable them to be part of their community.

It aims to address the fact that people with learning disabilities live 20 years less on average than the general population.

It also supports the introduction of befriending to prevent people with learning disabilities from being isolated as a recent study shows only one in three people with a learning disability can name a friend.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

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