Inclusion Scotland News & Events

An Interview with our CEO, Heather Fisken

Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2024

Q) As the new CEO of Inclusion Scotland, and as someone who has worked within the organisation for a number of years, what encouraged you to take on this new role? “I love working for Inclusion Scotland and I’ve been…

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PIP Proposals Consultation

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

The UK Government are currently consulting on proposals to change the PIP entitlement criteria. The full consultation can be found here. We think the title of the consultation should instead of “Modernising” be “Reducing Support for Independent Living” as the…

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“Manifesto for Inclusion” for the General Election 2024

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

Inclusion Scotland have produced a “Manifesto for Inclusion” for use by members during the General Election campaign.  It sets out not only the key issues that you have told us make your lives more difficult but also a series of…

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UK DPPO Coalition Shadow Report Update

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2024

The UK’s deaf and disabled people organisations (DPPO’s) have updated their Special Inquiry Shadow Report. Read the report below

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Scottish Parliament debate on the National Care Service Bill

Posted on Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Today, the Scottish Parliament will be debating Stage One of the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill.  This Bill will allow community health and social care support responsibility to be jointly shared between local authorities and the Scottish Government, under the…

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Changes to Voter Registration

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Changes to voter registration and identification mean it is more important than ever to understand the ways that you are able to participate in the political process across Scotland, specifically the UK Parliamentary Elections. These recent changes have now meant…

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Blog- Welfare – does Universal Credit leave you feeling dignified or stigmatised?

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Heather Fisken, Inclusion Scotland’s Head of Policy and Research Welfare – does Universal Credit leave you feeling dignified or stigmatised?   Secure, dignified and just? Are those words you would use to describe your experiences of the welfare system as…

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MSP Briefing- Investment in Social Security

Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2024

The Scottish Parliament had a debate on the Scottish Government’s investment in Social Security benefits on Wednesday 7 February 2024.  We sent a briefing to MSPs congratulating Scottish Government for initiatives like the Carers Allowance Supplement and Scottish Child Payment….

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Inclusion Scotland and Disability Rights UK- Covid Inquiry Module 2A closing statement

Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Inclusion Scotland and Disability Rights UK spoke at the UK Covid Inquiry. This was our joint closing statement for module 2A of the UK Covid Inquiry. Please find the document below;

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Letter to the First Minister on Human Rights

Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Today (12/12/23) is the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a rallying call to Human Rights Defenders across the world.  Inclusion Scotland has joined many others in writing to the First Minister of Scotland to tell him…

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