Find­lay met char­ity

West Lothian Courier - - Courier View -

Neil Find­lay MSP met with staff from Bo­bath Scot­land this week to dis­cuss re­cent leg­is­la­tion that now en­ti­tles peo­ple in Scot­land to com­mu­ni­ca­tion equip­ment, and the sup­port to use it.

Around one in four peo­ple with Cere­bral Palsy are un­able to talk or have dif­fi­culty speak­ing, and need to use com­put­ers, tablets or other equip­ment to en­able them to com­mu­ni­cate. Staff from Bo­bath Scot­land vis­ited the Scottish Par­lia­ment, rais­ing awareness of the char­ity’s ser­vices and also high­light­ing key pol­icy issues with MSPs. Neil Find­lay MSP, said:“We want to see chil­dren with Cere­bral Palsy who can­not speak or have com­mu­ni­ca­tion dif­fi­cul­ties not hav­ing to wait for as­sess­ment for the com­mu­ni­ca­tion equip­ment they need.“The de­liv­ery of that equip­ment, and the sup­port they need to learn to use the equip­ment – needs to be de­liv­ered as soon as pos­si­ble.”

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