The Digital Social Care Programmes Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) partner, Ruth Callander, provides a vital link into SCLD's digital transformation programme, promoting the rights of people with learning disabilities, underpinned by the best available evidence. This includes utilising existing data, designing in-house research and collaborating with external partners.
Their current focus is on:
SCLD Digital Transformation Project
Uncover the extent of, and the root issues relating to digital inequality for people with learning disabilities
Understanding of the opportunities for people with learning disabilities in relation to digital technology
Identify where and for whom the need for transformation is greatest and priority areas for transformation
Uncover examples of transformational technology outwith the learning disability and health and social care sectors and testing new applications of technology
Test new applications for transformational technology
Initial meeting of the Digital Navigator Board was held in December 2022, and connections are continuing to be made with other key stakeholders. Exploratory work and training continues to be undertaken early 2023.
Quarriers Digital Financial Inclusion Project
The development of a financial inclusion partnership which is focused on supporting people with a learning disability to transition to a cashless society
Five focus groups successfully completed with Quarriers support staff, team leaders and members of the finance team. Data analysis of data collected from these focus groups is underway.