Inclusion Scotland News & Events

Programme for Government – A bit of a mixed bag ?

Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2023

The Scottish Government published its “Programme for Government” on Tuesday (5/9/23).  These are its plans for what it’s going to do in the year ahead (2023 to 2024). There are some very positive proposals in the Programme which will benefit…

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DPO Collective Letter to The First Minister

Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2023

Disabled People’s Organisations have written to the First Minister ahead of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government due out this week to ask him to take urgent action to tackle the poverty and inequalities which are blighting lives, eroding rights and…

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15 people sought to help shape future of adult social care support

Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2023

Up to 15 people from across Scotland are being sought to help shape the future of adult social care support in Scotland. The People-led Policy Panel project, a project run by Inclusion Scotland, is being funded by the Scottish Government…

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UK DDPO’s Special Inquiry Shadow Report

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2023

Things are getting worse for disabled people in Scotland and across the UK. Read this scathing report by UK Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations evaluating the government’s performance seven years on from a United Nations finding of grave and systematic…

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Blog – Something is seriously wrong… 

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2023

In this blog Bill Scott, Senior Policy Advisor and Heather Fisken, Head of Policy and Research at Inclusion Scotland write about the cost of living crisis and the devastating impact it’s having on disabled people in Scotland. When moving around…

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Disabled People, Poverty and the Cost of Living Crisis – Briefing Update

Posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

The cost of living crisis continues to take an unrelenting and horrific toll on disabled people, with many struggling to survive. This must not be allowed to become the ‘new normal’ and to fade from the headlines and the political…

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Cuts to council services – disabled people’s experiences

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2023

From social care support and day centres to swimming pools and libraries, council services are a vital lifeline for many disabled people. However, we are aware of reports that council services used by disabled people are being cut. This is…

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Stacked Against Us: disabled people’s poverty and the cost-of-living crisis

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

Read our Conference Report ‘Stacked Against Us’ to learn more about disabled people’s experience of the cost-of-living crisis and what needs to be done about it. The rising costs of food and energy, the decreasing value of benefits, discrimination in…

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Work Capability Assessment Briefing

Posted on Monday, April 3rd, 2023

  The UK Government’s Spring Budget (15th March 2023) included proposals to get rid of the Work Capability Assessment. But the proposals to replace it with the assessment used for Personal Independence Payment, or the Adult Disability Payment in Scotland, could…

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Working with autistic colleagues by a former WeCanWork Intern

Posted on Monday, March 27th, 2023

Image Credit: Different Minds. To mark World Autism Acceptance Week 2023 (27 March – 2 April), I’d like to explain why it helps if employers have an autism-friendly culture.  And to signpost to some resources that indicate what an autism-friendly…

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