Browsing: Inclusion Scotland

Human Rights Head and shoulders of Anna Lawson
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Campaigners and experts say they fear that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) could have serious consequences for disabled people, although it is too early for an accurate assessment of the likely impact. Among the concerns raised are that the referendum result could trigger another recession, an increase in unemployment and a
Politics About 30 people standing together, with several holding up One in Five signs
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A project that could help boost the number of disabled politicians in Scotland has received funding from the Scottish government. The £35, 305 funding will be used to support disabled candidates standing in the 2016 elections to the Scottish parliament, and prospective candidates for the 2017 local government elections. The short-term project will be
Politics Outside view of the Houses of Parliament
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Disabled people should prepare themselves for more cuts and further attacks on their rights over the next five years disabled campaigners have warned in the wake of this week’s Queen’s speech. The speech, which laid out plans for what the prime minister called a “one nation government”, confirmed his party’s pledge to introduce further
Benefits and Poverty
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An agreement between the leading political parties over devolving further powers to Scotland “falls far short” of what was demanded by disabled people, say campaigners. The Smith Commission which reported last week, secured an agreement backed by the five parties represented in the Scottish parliament: the SNP, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Green party