1. Research and analysis

    31 Jul 2019

    Scotland's Wellbeing: national outcomes for disabled people

    Analysis of the National Performance Framework (NPF) outcome indicators from the perspective of disability.

  2. Publication

    12 Jun 2019

    Social care support reform: summary of discussion paper responses

    Analysis of responses to the joint discussion paper from Scottish Government and COSLA on building a national programme to support adult social care reform.

  3. Publication

    12 Jun 2019

    Social care support reform: partnership programme framework

    Framework for the partnership programme to support local reform of adult social care sets out the priorities, workstreams and vision.

  4. Publication

    12 Jun 2019

    Social care support reform: vision

    Our shared vision for adult social care support, including support for carers.

  5. Advice and guidance

    12 Jun 2019

    Self-directed support strategy 2010-2020: implementation plan 2019-2021

    Actions required to drive forward the changes necessary to fully implement self-directed support.

  6. NEWS

    25 Apr 2019 00:01

    Thousands of Scots benefiting from new social security powers

    Social Security Scotland makes almost £200m of payments

  7. Consultation analysis

    18 Apr 2019

    Increasing employment of disabled people in public sector: analysis of consultation responses

    This consultation looked at increasing the employment rates of disabled people in the public sector.

  8. Consultation analysis

    18 Apr 2019

    Increasing employment of disabled people in public sector: our response to consultation

    In a Fairer Scotland for Disabled people we made a commitment to consult with public bodies, disabled peoples' organisations and disabled people themselves around whether or not we should introduce targets for the public sector to help increase employment of disabled people.

  9. Consultation paper

    12 Apr 2019

    Disability assistance in Scotland: consultation - easy read

    A consultation on disability assistance in Scotland in easy read format.

  10. Publication

    01 Apr 2019

    Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group: review

    An independent review of the Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group.

  11. NEWS

    29 Mar 2019 10:12

    Improving wheelchair access in housing

    First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes.

  12. Publication

    26 Mar 2019

    Additional support for learning: implementation in 2017-2018

    Details of the implementation of additional support for learning in 2017-2018.

  13. Research and analysis

    26 Mar 2019

    Additional support for learning: experiences of pupils and those that support them

    Findings from qualitative research.

  14. Advice and guidance

    26 Mar 2019

    Presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting: guidance

    Guidance to education authorities on their duty to provide education in a mainstream setting unless certain exceptions apply.

  15. Advice and guidance

    22 Mar 2019

    NHS Scotland learning disability employment: tools and guidance - easy read version

    Easy read version of tools and guidance to support NHS Scotland to increase the number of the people employed with learning disabilities.

  16. NEWS

    13 Mar 2019 11:00

    Supporting people with learning disabilities

    Challenging perceptions and building opportunity.

  17. Publication

    13 Mar 2019

    Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

    New framework to implement the 'Keys to life' learning disability strategy.

  18. Publication

    12 Mar 2019

    Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 - easy read version

    New framework to implement the 'Keys to life' learning disability strategy.

  19. Consultation paper

    05 Mar 2019

    Disability assistance in Scotland: consultation

    Seeks views on our proposed approach to delivery of devolved disability assistance in Scotland.

  20. Consultation paper

    04 Mar 2019

    Changing Places toilets consultation: easy read version

    Consultation document on how we can change building regulations so that Changing Places toilets have to be part of new or changed buildings.

  21. Consultation paper

    18 Feb 2019

    Changing Places toilets: building standards consultation

    Changing Places toilets offer larger, supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate.

  22. Publication

    18 Feb 2019

    Changing Places toilets in new buildings: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) of proposals to revise building regulations to require provision of Changing Places toilets in certain types of new buildings.

  23. Publication

    05 Feb 2019

    Disabled students at university: discussion paper

    Independent paper from the Commissioner for Fair Access considers representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students by disability group.

  24. Advice and guidance

    04 Feb 2019

    NHS Scotland learning disability employment: tools and guidance

    Guidance and tools to support NHS Scotland to increase the number of the people employed with learning disabilities.

  25. NEWS

    28 Nov 2018 10:58

    Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

  26. Research and analysis

    22 Nov 2018

    Coming home: complex care needs and out of area placements 2018

    Report on out of area placements and delayed discharge for people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

  27. Consultation paper

    13 Nov 2018

    Neurological conditions national action plan 2019-2024: draft for consultation

    Consultation on draft of our first national action plan on improving the care, treatment and support available to people living with neurological conditions and their carers.

  28. Progress report

    07 Nov 2018

    Ready to Act: interim report on implementation and recommendations

    Progress made so far on supporting allied health professions children and young people (AHP CYP) community and direction for 2018-2020.

  29. Advice and guidance

    24 Oct 2018

    Provision of communication equipment and support: easy read guidance

    Easy read version of the Provision of Communication Equipment and Support guidance.

  30. Statistics

    23 Oct 2018

    Inpatient census 2018: parts one and two

    Results of the fourth Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Census and Out of Scotland NHS Placements Census, 2018.

  31. Advice and guidance

    31 Aug 2018

    Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): national core pathway

    Pathway for people who use AAC and for services which provide AAC.

  32. Research and analysis

    20 Aug 2018

    Social security experience panels: personal independence payment discovery - visual summary

    The report summarises the results of the Personal Independence Payment Discovery Research which took place in late 2017 and early 2018 with a number of Experience Panel members and others.

  33. Advice and guidance

    31 May 2018

    Provision of communication equipment and support: guidance

    Practical information on the principles of communication equipment and support in using that equipment.

  34. NEWS

    08 Feb 2018 10:04

    Supporting workplace equality

    Workplace Equality Fund open for applications.

  35. NEWS

    06 Dec 2017 09:30

    Transitional employability services

    Almost 3,500 people join in first six months.

  36. NEWS

    30 Nov 2017 12:31

    Job support for healthcare users

    Pilot to integrate employability and health services.

  37. Impact assessment

    30 Oct 2017

    UK welfare policy: impact on disabled people

    Analysis of the impact of Personal Independence Payments and changes to employment and support allowance.

  38. Statistics

    12 Sep 2017

    Inpatient census 2017: parts one and two

    Results of the third Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census and Out of Scotland NHS Placements Census, 2017.

  39. NEWS

    06 Jul 2017 10:00

    Boosting job prospects for disabled people

    Campaign to tackle employment barriers.

  40. NEWS

    06 Jul 2017 10:00

    Boosting job prospects for disabled people

    Campaign to tackle employment barriers.

  41. NEWS

    21 Jun 2017 09:45

    Social Security Bill

    Landmark legislation published.

  42. NEWS

    18 Jun 2017 00:01

    £3.8m for volunteering projects

    Emphasis on encouraging diversity amongst Scotland’s volunteers.

  43. NEWS

    12 Jun 2017 16:03

    Brexit threat to disability rights

    Minister raises issue on visit to Strasbourg.

  44. NEWS

    02 Dec 2016 09:30

    Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  45. Strategy/plan

    02 Dec 2016

    A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: summary

    Summary version of the document A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Our Delivery Plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  46. Factsheet

    02 Dec 2016

    A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: easy read summary version

    An easy read version of our plan to transform the lives of disabled people in Scotland. This is a summary of the plan the Scottish

  47. Strategy/plan

    02 Dec 2016

    A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: delivery plan

    A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People is our delivery plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  48. Speech/statement

    25 Oct 2016

    Rehabilitation International World Congress 2016: First Minister's speech

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP delivers a speech to the Rehabilitation International World Congress 2016.

  49. Speech/statement

    05 Oct 2016

    Scotland's Employability Support Services: Employability Minister's speech to Scottish Parliament

    Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn MSP delivers a speech to Scottish Parliament regarding Scotland's Employability Support Services.

  50. NEWS

    18 Sep 2016 00:01

    PIP failing disabled people

    Response to Personal Independence Payment review highlights 65% of appeals are successful.

  51. Statistics

    13 Sep 2016

    Inpatient census 2016: parts one and two

    Results of the second Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census and Out of Scotland NHS Placements Census, 2016.

  52. Strategy/plan

    18 Jan 2016

    Ready to Act - A transformational plan for Children and young people, their parents, carers and families who require support from allied health professionals (AHPs)

    The Plan meets the evolving needs of Children and Young People in providing an equitable and sustainable model that reflects the early years agenda and the integration of health and social care services