Inclusion Scotland News & Events

UK DPPO Coalition Shadow Report Update

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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Scottish Human Rights Commission – Online Event

  Invitation: Online Event Wednesday 13 December 2023 10.00 to 12.00   Shaping your Human Rights Commission 2024-2028 Strategic Plan   What are the biggest human rights issues affecting people and communities in Scotland? What human rights are at risk,…

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International Day of Disabled People

Sunday 3rd December is International Disabled People’s Day (IDODP). Disabled Scots are still missing out, still living in poverty and still excluded from full and equal participation in our communities.  Read our calls on to mark IDODP including calls for urgent…

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New Report- Disabled People’s Rights in an Artificial Intelligence World

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay.  This new Solutions Series report by Inclusion Scotland looks at what this means for disabled people’s rights. Does regulation of AI protect and progress our human rights?  Is the way that AI works building…

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