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How to prepare for an Education, Health and Care Plan
The focus on Raana Salman's disability, rather than her public speaking prowess or her ceramic work, is a symptom of wider negative public perceptions about learning disability. A new book showcasing the stories of professionals with learning disabilities – if funded – will challenge perceptions that people with learning disabilities are passive recipients of care or deserving of pity.
Scope's new mission
Scope has taken the decision to cease being a provider of social care. It is to focus its efforts on achieving truly levelling social change. All care services are being transferred to other trusted providers over the next few months. Chief Executive Mark Atkinson describes how the organisation will innovate to empower disabled people to reach "everyday equality" while influencing for discriminatory policies, attitudes and structures to be made a thing of the past.