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Protecting the Rights of Disabled People in Ukraine

The Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC) highlights the needs of disabled people in Ukraine There are approximately 3 million disabled people in Ukraine. Reports are highlighting that disabled people are finding it difficult to access a safe means of evacuation and shelter. To ensure that disabled people in Ukraine are protected, SILC believes that all […]

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#MyOwnFrontDoor

ENABLE Scotland, a Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) member, has launched a new campaign to uphold the human rights of all adults who have a learning disability in Scotland to live in the home of their choice, in the community they choose, close to the people they love. #MyOwnFrontDoor launched on Monday 17 January 2022 […]

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Equality Advisory Support Service

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) Helpline on Equality and Human Rights The helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. They can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide ‘in depth help and support’ to local […]

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SILC’s Letter to the Human Rights Taskforce

As part of the Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC), we’re asking for the Co-Chairs of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership to build the principles of the United Nations General Comment 7,  a document that shows State Parties (Governments) what they need to do to recognise and support disabled people and Disabled People’s Organisations, […]

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New Briefing Calls for Incorporation of Right to Independent Advocacy in Scotland

Putting Independent Advocacy at the heart of the new human rights statutory framework in Scotland A new briefing, published by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA), lays out the case for incorporation of the right to independent advocacy into Scots law. Incorporation is the process by which a right becomes […]

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New Guidance on the Equality Act for groups and Associations

Equality Act 2010: Guiding Principles for Associations The Equality and Human Rights Commission have now published a set of Guiding Principles for all associations and membership bodies. Part 7 of the Equality Act 2010 states that an association is any group that has at least 25 members and regulates admission using rules and a selection […]

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Findings from the Scottish Human Rights Commission

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has published research demonstrating that “a considerable proportion of people who use social care support at home have experienced either a reduction or complete withdrawal of support during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The new report details how the removal of care plans during COVID-19 has had a direct and detrimental effect […]

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BIHR Reports on COVID-19 and Human Rights of people needing social care support

BIHR Reports on the Impact of of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 for the human rights of people with care and support needs. The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has released research findings on the impact of the Government’s response to Covid-19 for people with care and support needs. This research, conducted with […]

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Get involved in research on Human Rights and SDS in Scotland

‘Researching the implementation of human rights through social care legislation and practice in Scotland’. A team of researchers from the University of Strathclyde are working with In Control Scotland to gather evidence on self-directed support (SDS)-related complaints processes. The research aims to address a gap in knowledge as to the frequency and outcome of complaints […]

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UN Rights of Disabled People, COVID-19 guidance

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The UN have published guidance on the Rights of Disabled People. This guidence aims to do the following: bring awareness of the pandemic’s impact on persons with disabilities and their rights; draw attention to some promising practices already being undertaken around the world; identify key actions for States […]

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