Direction to NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council on Adults with Complex Needs (21,573K)

D18a – Learning Disability Housing Strategy Implementation

East Lothian Council to maximise independent living for people with a Learning Disability and people with physical disability and/or sensory impairment, ensuring more efficient use of night time support to reduce dependency on out of area placements and reducing the exposure to stand alone single tenancies; and more options in relation to housing models with support through developing core and cluster housing and implementation of housing strategy actions.

D18b – Learning Disability Action Plan

East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian to better understand and meet the needs of the people with Learning Disabilities through:

  • establishment and implementation of local Learning Disability action plan in line with ‘The Keys to Life’ 
  • improved access to the Forensic Learning Disability Service so that people with a learning disability in East Lothian with a specific health care need can access relevant services within agreed timescales 
  • forecasting needs of the old age population of people with learning disabilities and increasing access resources as appropriate to meet their needs. 

D18c – Fairer Scotland Action Plan

East Lothian Council to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and to contribute to building a fairer and more inclusive Scotland through production and delivery of a local implementation plan for the Fairer Scotland Action Plan. This work must provide greater opportunities to participate in local consultations and ongoing monitoring of hate crimes against people with disabilities.

D18d – Shared Lives Service Implementation

East Lothian Council to ensure people eligible for the Shared Lives service will be supported to develop relationships and share family and community life through further development and expansion of the Shared Lives service as an alternative to residential and other forms of care.

D18e – Accessible Social Work assessment

NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council to ensure people in East Lothian with sensory impairment have appropriate access to social work assessment and associated service that accommodates communication and equipment requirements.