Improving planning for disabled attracts high praise

Attached is a photo taken at the event with Douglas Ross, Richard Lochhead and Kelly Munro, Development Officer with Enable
Enable Development Officer Kelly Munro with Douglas Ross MSP and Richard Lochhead MSP.

A MOTION PRAISING the work of a Moray group that has been highly successful in improving the lives of people with disabilities and their carers has been issued at Holyrood.

Moray’s local MSP’s Douglas Ross and Richard Lochhead both attended the Highland launch at Lhanbryde earlier this week of Enable Scotland’s ‘Emergency Planning Toolkit’.

The toolkit helps those with disabilities to plan for unforeseen circumstances and involves family, friends and professionals in their creation.

Mr Ross said: “I found the launch of this toolkit in Lhanbryde extremely interesting and it was good to hear from carers and professionals.

“Rural areas have very different needs to urban areas which is why I think it was important to have a Highland launch of this toolkit after the national launch earlier this year. The aim is to ensure that a potential emergency can be prepared for and by having plans in place, it prevent it becoming a crisis.

“This can give carers peace of mind and provide much needed continuity for those who are cared for.

“I’m keen to work with Enable locally and across Scotland and work for people with disabilities and their carers. The launch in Lhanbryde allowed us to discuss this toolkit and emerging issues and I look forward to further discussion in the future.”