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  1. Employee passport: equality impact assessment

    This is an Equality Impact Assessment which was undertaken at the start of the project to develop and implement an Employee Passport for core Scottish Government staff. The passport provides a framework for discussing support needs with a direct link to support.

  2. Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25: consultation paper

    We are consulting on a draft plan to improve and strengthen Scotland’s equality evidence base. The responses we receive through this consultation will help to shape this plan, which will form the basis of Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Strategy.

  3. Tackling child poverty delivery plan: fourth year progress report 2021 to 2022

    The fourth annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  4. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  5. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  6. National Care Service - adult social care: equality evidence review

    Overview of evidence related to equality in adult social care in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  7. National Care Service - social care and caring experiences: evidence

    Overview of recent evidence on experiences of social care and unpaid caring in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  8. National Care Service - SCFNuka (Alaska) and Canterbury (New Zealand) models: integrated care studies

    This paper summarises the key findings and learning from two case studies of integrated care models from different countries: the SCFNuka model from Alaska and the Canterbury model from New Zealand.

  9. National Care Service - national systems of social care in Nordic and Scandinavian countries: learning and evidence review

    This rapid review presents research evidence and learning from Nordic and Scandinavian national systems of social care to inform the development of the National Care Service for Scotland.

  10. National Care Service - social care support and service provision: evidence

    Overview of the key national trends in social care service provision and support in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  11. National Care Service - people who access adult social care and unpaid carers: evidence

    Provides an overview of key sources of evidence about people who access social care and unpaid carers in Scotland. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  12. National Care Service - health and demographic profile: evidence

    Provides an overview of Scotland’s health and demographic profile and population projections. It is part of a collection of contextual evidence papers, setting out key sources of information about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  13. Physical intervention in schools: draft guidance

    We are consulting on this draft schools guidance "Included, engaged and involved part 3" which takes a relationship and rights based approach to physical intervention in Scottish schools.

  14. Rehabilitation and recovery: a person-centred approach

    This paper presents the Once for Scotland approach to rehabilitation in a post-COVID era that is based on six principles of good rehabilitation. It aims to support individuals to live well with long-term conditions and ensure they can access rehabilitation that is personalised and outcome-focused.

  15. Volunteering action plan

    Scotland’s volunteering action plan aims to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives. Designed to provide actions over a 10‐year period as a living plan. It seeks to raise the profile of volunteering and its impact on society.

  16. Equalities and wellbeing in manufacturing: recommendations report

    Details a set of actions - devised by representatives from industry, trade union, equality groups, private sector and academia - which aim to foster and promote equality, inclusion and mental wellbeing in the manufacturing sector.

  17. Annual health checks

    Funding to support people with learning disabilities.

  18. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

  19. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: island communities impact assessment

    The islands communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  20. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: equalities impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristics.

  21. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on businesses, including the third sector.

  22. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

  23. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: fairer Scotland duty impact assessment

    Assesses the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on socio-economic inequality. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  24. Child Disability Payment pays out more than £3m since launch

    Payments made to over 3,000 children and young people across Scotland.

  25. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation - easy read

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  26. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  27. First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure)(Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure)(Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  28. First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) for legislation for The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  29. First-Tier Tribunal For Scotland Social Security Chamber And Upper Tribunal For Scotland (Rules Of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022: island communities impact assessment

    An island communities impact assessment (ICIA) to consider the impacts of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  30. First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022: equalities impact assessment

    An Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) to assess the impacts of The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  31. First-tier Tribunal For Scotland Social Security Chamber And Upper Tribunal For Scotland (Rules Of Procedure)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022: fairer Scotland duty assessment not required declaration

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment for The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Rules of Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022.

  32. People with learning disabilities living in places away from their homes: report - easy read

    This is the updated version of the easy read report from a group working on Delayed Discharge and Complex Care.

  33. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Child Migrant Trust amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Child Migrant Trust, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  34. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  35. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Troubles related incident Victims' Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Troubles related incident Victims’ Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  36. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  37. Inclusive growth: what does it look like?

    This paper seeks to illuminate tangible examples of inclusive growth in Scotland, with a view to translating successes even if small in scale and sharing learning to inform future improvements in delivery.

  38. Getting the Right Change – retail strategy for Scotland

    This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil our vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way. By delivering on its actions we aim for successful, profitable retail businesses, creation of new, better jobs and to become an exemplar for inclusive growth.

  39. Strokes: progressive stroke pathway

    The progressive stroke pathway, produced by the National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS), sets out a vision of what progressive stroke care in Scotland should comprise.

  40. Adult Disability Paper: policy position paper

    Information on Adult Disability Payment, the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment.

  41. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance

    New draft guidance providing guidance to health boards, local authorities and their partners on the provision of equipment and home adaptations to aid daily living.

  42. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance - executive summary

    Executive summary of new guidance relating to the provision of community equipment and housing adaptations to aid daily living for health boards, local authorities and their partners.

  43. Adult Disability Payment pilot opens for new applications

    Benefit now available in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

  44. Improving disability benefits

    Ending fixed term reviews for people with lifelong conditions.

  45. A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  46. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

  47. Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-directed support: guidance - 11 March 2022

    Version 4 of guidance on self-directed support during the coronavirus pandemic published on 11 March 2022.

  48. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation

    Consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  49. Health and social care strategy for older people: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation paper on a Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People.

  50. Data collection - protected characteristics: guidance - equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for guidance for public bodies on the collection of data related to age, disability, ethnic group, religion/belief and sexual orientation.

  51. Data collection and publication - disability: guidance

    Guidance for public bodies on the collection of data on disability.

  52. Public sector equality duty: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of the consultation on the review into the operation of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Scotland.

  53. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  54. Coming Home Implementation: report from the Working Group on Complex Care and Delayed Discharge

    The report from the working group into Delayed Discharge and Complex Care which makes recommendations of actions to be taken at national and local levels to reduce the number of delayed discharges and out-of-area placements for people with learning disabilities and complex care needs.

  55. National Care Service: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the analysis of stakeholders' responses to our consultation on a National Care Service

  56. Adult Disability Payment legislation unanimously approved

    New benefit available in pilot areas from 21 March

  57. Adult Disability Payment: policy position paper

    Information on Adult Disability Payment, the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment.

  58. Disability Assistance For Working Age People (Consequential And Miscellaneous Amendment And Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance For Working Age People (Consequential And Miscellaneous Amendment And Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on businesses, including the third sector.

  59. New Independent Advocacy Service opens

    Support available for disabled people to access Scottish social security. 

  60. Adult Disability Payment Q&A

    Frequently asked questions and answers for Adult Disability Payment, the new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  61. Tackling prejudice and building connected communities action plan: implementation overview

    A report providing an overview of implementation of the actions set out in the Tackling Prejudice and Building Connected Communities Action Plan.

  62. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: letter to Social Justice and Social Security Committee

    A letter from Ben Macpherson MSP, Minister for Social Security and Older People, to the Social Justice and Social Security Committee, informing them that the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 have been laid in Parliament.

  63. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022: policy note

    Policy note which accompanies the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022.

  64. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: letter to the Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS)

    A letter from Ben Macpherson MSP, Minister for Social Security and Older People, to the Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS), informing them that the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations have been laid in Parliament.

  65. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: island communities impact assessment

    The islands communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022 in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  66. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: equalities impact assessment (EQIA)

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristics.

  67. The Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022

    Legislation for the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

  68. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

  69. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

  70. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance For Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on businesses, including the third sector.

  71. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations: fairer Scotland duty summary

    Assesses the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on socio-economic inequality. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  72. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  73. Adult Disability Payment launch dates announced

    New Applications to open in March

  74. Adapting common areas of property: guide

    Guide to accompany the Relevant Adjustments to Common Parts (Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  75. Adapting common areas of property: easy read version

    Easy read guide to accompany the Relevant Adjustments to Common Parts (Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  76. Diversity in political representation in Scotland: data improvement project proposal

    We have been scoping out a project to work with stakeholders to improve the completeness of data on the diversity of election candidates and elected representatives in Scotland. This paper sets out details of a proposed new data collection at the 2022 local council elections.

  77. Public sector Equality Duty in Scotland: consultation

    Consultation on proposals for the review into the effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty in Scotland.

  78. Social Security assistance - effects of inflation: report 2021-2022

    A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 86A of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  79. Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement 2022-2023

    The Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement (EFSBS) 2022-23 assesses where the Scottish Government is proposing to spend public money and how it aims to reduce inequality. The EFSBS is a supporting document to the Scottish Budget and should be read alongside associated Budget publications.

  80. Adult support and protection - GP and primary care guidance: consultation analysis

    We consulted on the proposed updating of the Adult Support and Protection guidance for GP and Primary Care Teams between 15 July and 26 August 2021. This report provides further detail from the responses we received.

  81. Child Disability Payment opens for applications

    Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide

  82. Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full Equality impact assessment (EQIA) which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings strategy.

  83. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  84. Social Security: advocacy service standards

    Sets out the advocacy service standards required by section 11 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  85. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  86. Digital health and care strategy

    Refreshed strategy which sets out how we will work together to improve the care and wellbeing of people in Scotland by making best use of digital technologies in the design and delivery of services, in a way, place and time that works best for them.

  87. British Sign Language - national plan: progress report

    A progress report on the British Sign Language (BSL) national plan.

  88. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) draft regulations: scrutiny report

    Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) scrutiny report on the Disability Assistance for Working Age People Regulations

  89. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations: scrutiny report on the regulations

    Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) scrutiny report on the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  90. Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  91. Eyes.Scot website: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Eyes.Scot website, Scotland's new national website for eye care and eye health information.

  92. Devolved Social Security benefits - debt recovery - transfer of jurisdiction: consultation

    This consultation is seeking your views on what powers over debt recovery in the devolved social security system should be transferred from the sheriff court to the Social Security Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.

  93. Independent Advocacy Support For Disabled People

    Up to 100 jobs created to help access Scotland’s social security services.

  94. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft CRWIA

    Draft child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 Amendment Regulations 2021.

  95. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft FSD

    Draft Fairer Scotland Assessment (FSD) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  96. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: ICIA

    Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 Regulations 2021.

  97. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations.

  98. Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: EQIA

    An equality impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts of The Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

  99. Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: CRWIA

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of The Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

  100. Child Disability Payment opens nationally from November

    National roll-out date announced for new benefit.

  101. National guidance for child protection committees undertaking learning reviews

    Guidance to support child protection committees to reflect, learn and improve child protection systems and practice when a child or young person dies, is significantly harmed, or was at risk of death or significant harm or where effective practice has prevented harm or risk of harm.

  102. A National Care Service for Scotland consultation: easy read

    An easy read version of the National Care Service consultation paper.

  103. Women's health plan: easy read

    Easy read version of the women’s health plan.

  104. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  105. Summer offer for children and young people - 'Get Into Summer' programme: CRWIA stage 3

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment concerns the £20 million summer offer for children and young people, one of the Scottish Government's 100 Days commitments.

  106. Summer offer for children and young people - 'Get Into Summer' programme: CRWIA stage 1

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment concerns the £20 million summer offer for children and young people, one of the Scottish Government's 100 Days commitments.

  107. Summer offer for children and young people - 'Get Into Summer' programme: equality impact assessment

    This EQIA concerns the £20 million summer offer for children and young people, one of the Scottish Government's 100 Days commitments.

  108. Islands bond: consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to developing an Islands Bond - offering 100 bonds of up to £50,000 to young people and families to stay in or to move to islands currently threatened by depopulation. This consultation is inviting comments to inform the development of this policy.

  109. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - experiences of vulnerable children, young people, and parents: research

    This report presents findings from qualitative research conducted with a range of children, young people and parents in vulnerable or seldom heard groups, carried out to explore their lived experiences during and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  110. Child Disability Payment pilot opens for new applications

    Benefit now available in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

  111. Wheelchair provision - short-term loans: guidance

    Statutory guidance on the provision of wheelchairs on short term loan to support rehabilitation and independence.

  112. Fairer Scotland for disabled people - employment action plan: progress report - year 2

    Update on the progress achieved in the second year of implementing A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: employment action plan.

  113. Tackling Child Poverty

    Further £7 million to combat inequality.

  114. Adult disability payment: consultation

    Consultation on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment, a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  115. Child Disability Payment to be introduced next summer

    Update on delivery timeline for devolved benefits.

  116. 16 year olds will no longer need to apply for PIP in Scotland

    New powers used to pay children up to the age of 18.

  117. Vehicles to meet disabled people’s needs

    Motability Scheme accredited to provide wide choice of vehicles at affordable rates.

  118. New ways to apply for children and young people disability benefits

    Position paper sets out a range of improvements.

  119. Child Disability Payment: position paper

    Our position on Child Disability Payment, the Scottish replacement for Child Disability Living Allowance.

  120. Disability Assistance for Older People: position paper

    Our position on the introduction of Disability Assistance for Older People (DAOP) that will replace Attendance Allowance (AA) in Scotland in 2021.

  121. Majority of disability benefit claims refused by UK Government

    Analysis shows tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013.

  122. A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: progress report 2019

    This is a report of progress made by the Scottish Government since A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People was published in December 2016.

  123. A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People - progress report 2019: easy read

    This is an easy read version of A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People - progress report for 2019.

  124. Improving housing rights for disabled people

    Legislation will make housing more accessible.

  125. Reform to disability payments will reduce anxiety and stress

    Consultation supports proposals for person-centred approach.

  126. Disability assistance in Scotland: response to consultation

    Our response to the consultation analysis report about the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  127. Disability assistance in Scotland: response to consultation (easy read version)

    Our response to the consultation analysis report about the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  128. Disability assistance in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses

    Our analysis of responses to the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  129. Disability assistance in Scotland: analysis of consultation responses (easy read version)

    Our analysis of responses to the consultation on disability assistance undertaken between 5 March and 28 May 2019.

  130. Social Security Experience Panels: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children - visual summary

    Social Security Experience Panel members’ and other people’s experiences of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children.

  131. Social Security Experience Panels: disability benefit names - visual summary

    Social Security Experience Panels members' views on renaming disability benefits when they are transferred from UK Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

  132. Social Security Experience Panels: disability benefit names

    Social Security Experience Panels members' views on renaming disability benefits when they are transferred from the UK Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

  133. Allied health professions LifecurveTM survey: summary report on respondents with communication support needs

    Summary of the main findings from a major survey of clients of allied health professionals (AHPs), focused on survey respondents who reported having communication support needs.

  134. Allied health professions LifecurveTM survey: report on respondents with communication support needs

    Provisional analysis of findings from a major survey of clients of allied health professionals (AHPs), focused on survey respondents who reported having communication support needs.

  135. The right help at the right time in the right place: strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs 2017-2026

    This ten year strategy sits within the context of our other policies and strategies to improve the learning outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs living in Scotland.

  136. Accessible Vehicles and Equipment Scheme: request for information

    We are seeking to engage with providers of cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to deliver an affordable leasing scheme for individuals in receipt of disability benefits.

  137. Recruitment and retention plan for disabled people: 2019

    Actions we will take as an employer to support more disabled people into work in Scottish Government and to enable existing disabled employees to thrive and succeed at work.

  138. Scotland's Wellbeing: national outcomes for disabled people

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

  139. 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.

  140. 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.

  141. Social care support reform: vision

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

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

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

  143. Thousands of Scots benefiting from new social security powers

    Social Security Scotland makes almost £200m of payments

  144. 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.

  145. 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.

  146. Disability assistance in Scotland: consultation - easy read

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

  147. Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group: review

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

  148. Improving wheelchair access in housing

    First step to tackling shortage of wheelchair accessible homes.

  149. Additional support for learning: implementation in 2017-2018

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

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

    Findings from qualitative research.

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. Supporting people with learning disabilities

    Challenging perceptions and building opportunity.

  154. Keys to life: implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

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

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

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

  156. 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.

  157. Delivery of disability assistance to start in 2020

    Timetable for remaining devolved benefits outlined.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

  163. 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.

  164. 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.

  165. 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.

  166. Provision of communication equipment and support: easy read guidance

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

  167. 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.

  168. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): national core pathway

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

  169. 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.

  170. Provision of communication equipment and support: guidance

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

  171. Supporting workplace equality

    Workplace Equality Fund open for applications.

  172. Transitional employability services

    Almost 3,500 people join in first six months.

  173. Job support for healthcare users

    Pilot to integrate employability and health services.

  174. UK welfare policy: impact on disabled people

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

  175. 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.

  176. Boosting job prospects for disabled people

    Campaign to tackle employment barriers.

  177. Boosting job prospects for disabled people

    Campaign to tackle employment barriers.

  178. Social Security Bill

    Landmark legislation published.

  179. £3.8m for volunteering projects

    Emphasis on encouraging diversity amongst Scotland’s volunteers.

  180. Brexit threat to disability rights

    Minister raises issue on visit to Strasbourg.

  181. Transforming the lives of disabled people

    Disability Delivery Plan is published.

  182. 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.

  183. 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

  184. 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.

  185. Rehabilitation International World Congress 2016: First Minister's speech

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

  186. 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.

  187. PIP failing disabled people

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

  188. 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.

  189. 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

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