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Stand with GDA: Glasgow deserves better social care!

  Glasgow’s Senior Social Work officials have recently re-visitied a paper on resource allocation, which in June the Integrated Joint Board (IJB) refused due to concerns that the Equalities Impacts had not been considered, and that financial concerns capping individuals’ budgets could lead to forced institutionalisation. Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) and others are very concerned that if approved […]

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Call to action! Scrap the Care Tax – Don’t tax us to go to the toilet!

The Scottish Government’s proposal to extend Free Personal Care means that disabled people will still have to pay hundreds of pounds a month for their social care, including if they need help to use the toilet when out and about. On October 23rd a protest will be taking place to ask the Scottish Government to […]

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Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance resources: Advocacy Map and Human Rights Approach

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) has recently published 2 new reports. The Advocacy Map gives a detailed breakdown of the funding and Advocacy services that are being delivered across Scotland and the challenges with this. This should be of real interest to anyone from an Independent Support organisation – to show how Local Authority […]

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Scotland Against the Care Tax Campaign: Daily Record support!

Scotland Against the Care Tax: now a Daily Record Campaign! Scotland Against the Care Tax has been campaigning to abolish care charges for Social Care in Scotland for some time. Now the Daily Record has started campaigning for their abolition by using case studies to illustrate the injustice of this tax. As an active member […]

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Press Release 07/12/2016 – Scotland should end the Care Tax

The campaign group, Scotland Against the Care Tax (SACT), calls on the Scottish Government to end charging people a financial contribution towards their social care. It comes as former leader for the Scottish Labour Party brings a motion before the Scottish Parliament today that will debate the principle and practice of charging people for essential […]

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