consulted or excluded?
Rosemary Gray Speech and language therapists, Lothian Primary Care Trust, East Lothian Health Care Co-operative
Lucie McAnespie Speech and language therapists, Lothian Primary Care Trust, East Lothian Health Care Co-operative
To enable people with learning disabilities to take up their right to public involvement the process must be meaningful. Rosemary Gray and Lucie McAnespie describe how, by using an inclusive communication approach, they helped people with a range of disabilities to have their say
We live in a culture in which national and local policy drivers emphasise the need to take public opinion into account. Indeed, public involvement and consultation should be central to all aspects of service planning and provision. In health, for instance, the Scottish White Paper
Learning Disability Practice. 7, 6,30-32. doi: 10.7748/ldp2004.07.7.6.30.c1581