UK DDPO’s Special Inquiry Shadow Report

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 violations of disabled people’s rights due to austerity and welfare reform.

Jim Elder Woodward, Inclusion Scotland’s Convenor, said “We are living in dire circumstances. Isolated, trapped at home or in institutions; cold, hungry, and humiliated. Despite the Scottish Government saying they want to hear from those “with lived experience” in the development of their plans and policies, our human rights continue to be denied. We demand action not words – now!”

Read the report below:

UK DDPO Special Inquiry Shadow Report (PDF)
UK DDPO Special Inquiry Shadow Report (Word)

Easy Read version to follow shortly.