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AFTER years of campaigns Frank’s Law was finally introduced in Scotland in April 2019.

Named in memory of Frank Kopel, the Scottish footballer who battled early onset dementia, the law extends the provision of free personal care support to under-65 year olds.

Frank’s Law began has already caused controversy with some councils saying it is too costly to introduce and with less disabled people benefiting than originally expected.

In addition, there is still confusion for many people around the definition of ‘personal care’ as well as the impact Frank’s Law provision is having on many local authorities in Scotland.

With all of this in mind LDAS members decided they would like to find out what the experience of people with learning disabilities has been so far in relation to Frank’s Law across all council areas.

We have designed a special easy read survey with 10 simple questions about the support you or the person you help care for receives.

Please complete the survey to help LDAS get a good idea of how Frank’s Law is impacting the learning disability community in Scotland.

The survey is available in various accessible formats. It can be completed online here, or contact LDAS here for more information, a paper copy of the survey or a survey workshop for your group or organisation.

Our survey closes on Friday 28 February and the report will be available at the end of the first full year of Frank’s Law operating.

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