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If you wish to contact the Scottish Government Equality Unit you can write to:

Disability Equality Team

Equality Unit

Area 2-G South

Victoria Quay



or email ceu@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

or telephone 08457 741 741

Scottish Government Web-sections:
Links to Scottish Websites (Links will take you out with the Scottish Government website):
  • Inclusion Scotland - Inclusion Scotland is a consortium of disabled peoples' organisations and individual disabled people. Through a process of structured development, they aim to draw attention to the physical, social, economic, cultural and attitudinal barriers that affect disabled peoples' everyday lives
  • Scottish Disability Equality Forum - The Scottish Disability Equality Forum works for social inclusion in Scotland through the removal of barriers and the promotion of equal access for people affected by disability.
  • Scottish Accessible Information Forum - SAIF works to improve accessible information for disabled people by producing and promoting standards and guidelines.
  • Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland - advises the Scottish Government on mobility issues. It aims to allow anyone with a mobility problem to be able go where everyone else can

Links to UK Government websites

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission - The new commission brings together the work of the Disability Rights Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality and also takes on responsibility for the other aspects of equality: age, sexual orientation and religion or belief, as well as human rights. The website includes information about disabled people's rights, and also includes a helpline for advice for people who feel they may have been doscriminated against.
  • Direct Gov Disability Webpage - For information about many useful subjects (education, benefits) for disabled people.
  • DirectGov Contacts Page - For a directory of contacts covering a wide variety of reserved matters
  • Department for Work and Pensions (Directgov) - For further information about reserved issues such as disability legisaltion, benefits, employment etc.
  • Office for Disability Issues - the focal point within the UK Government to coordinate disability policy across all UK departments.