This section is all about disabled people engaging in setting the agenda and informing the policy developed by decision makers. As a disabled people’s organisation what we say and do is informed by our disabled members and our disabled membership organisations. Find out more about how you can get involved in our engagement events, consultations and more here.
Information and articles covering the policy work we do such as gathering views from disabled people on particular issues, and the activity of Inclusion Scotland in Scottish and UK parliaments, including parliamentary questions and briefings for debates and committee hearings.
Inclusion Scotland offers internships for disabled people in a variety of settings including the Scottish Parliament and public sector. We also offer advice and support for disabled people who want to be involved in politics. Through this work we have developed guidance materials on these subjects.
The Independent Living in Scotland project (ILiS) is part of Inclusion Scotland as of 2017. ILiS raises awareness of disabled people’s independent living, equality and human rights amongst professionals, policy and decision makers and politicians. They connect disabled people, decision makers and service providers.
Inclusion Scotland and ILiS are part of a group of organisations who came together to write their Shared Ambition for Social Care in Scotland. The ambition is for sustained public investment in the development of a modern, nationwide infrastructure of social care support as part of Scotland’s wider national infrastructure. This will protect, promote and ensure human rights and tackle inequalities.
Inclusion Scotland has created many resources and toolkits which are available for download, including those on hate crime and human rights. We have also published research reports on a variety of topics including welfare reform and access to elected office for disabled people. Visit the Resources page >
Disabled people are significantly more likely to experience unfair treatment at work than non-disabled people. In 2008, 19% of disabled people experienced unfair treatment at work compared to 13% of non-disabled people.