Scottish Government/Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, 2013

This Statistics Release, sometimes referred to as ‘eSAY’ which stands for ‘electronic Same as You’, provides the tenth set of national and local authority level figures provided by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities. eSAY requests data from all Scottish local authorities on adults with learning disabilities known to them. Individual level information is collected on people:

  • aged 16 and over;
  • not in full-time education;
  • who have had contact with the local authority in the last 3 years.

All adults who match these criteria and who are known to local authorities, regardless of the services they are currently receiving (if any) are included in the data collection. Adults with learning disabilities who are no longer in direct contact with local authorities are included in the database for three years from the last known contact. Each year, a small number of adults who do not have a learning disability and are not on the autism spectrum are included in the dataset. This is because they are accessing support from learning disability services.