of people with learning difficulties being forced to live far from their families. That’s the the warning from charity Enable Scotland. Official data shows that in 2019, more than a thousand adults were sent to live outside their council area.https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcone
When I saw the ‘far from their families‘ and ‘outside their council area’ terms conflated, I wondered just what data are we talking about here because you could easily be closer to your family after being placed outside your council area.
Imagine you live in Newport, Fife and you’re placed in Dunfermline, 40 miles and 43 minutes away, instead of Dundee, 3 miles and 9 minutes away. You could go on – Ballantrae to Ayr or Stranraer?
I can find no detailed data to address the above issue and, of course, no indication of a trend. Is this a worsening or improving situation? We need to know that don’t we?
This as another Reporting Scotland story not covered in any detail on the BBC Scotland website. No doubt we’ll get it repeated on GMS and Drivetime.