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A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People - Our Delivery Plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

DescriptionA Fairer Scotland for Disabled People has five long-term ambitions aimed at changing the lives of disabled people in Scotland and ensuring that their human rights are realised. The plan sets out 93 actions which will be taken forward during the current parliamentary term, and includes halving the employment gap for disabled people; setting a target to increase the percentage of disabled people in the public sector workforce; and increasing supply of wheelchair accessible housing.
ISBN9781786526427
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 02, 2016

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ISBN 978 1 78652 642 7
PPDAS 84438

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Erratum

An erratum was published on 05/12/2016 at pdf page 14, paragraph 15.

Text has been updated to read: We will work with disabled people and the organisations that represent them to develop changes to the Adults with Incapacity Act, in relation to deprivation of liberty, and to assess compliance with UNCRPD by 2018.

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Erratum

An erratum was published on 27/01/2017 at pdf page 16, Action 24.

Text has been updated to read: 24. Our refreshed action plan on internet safety will be published by March 2017, which will fully consider the issues affecting disabled children in the online world. In addition to this, consideration will be given to how we can effectively address the issues affecting disabled adults online.

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Contents

Ministerial foreword

Foreword by Dr Jim Elder-Woodward OBE

Introduction

Shaping the Plan

Defining disability

Five ambitions and ninety-three actions

1. Support services that meet disabled people's needs

2. Decent incomes and fairer working lives

3. Places that are accessible to everyone

4. Protected rights

5. Active participation

Measuring progress

Work already underway