Scottish disability rights organisations join in criticism of Tory cuts at the UN
Scottish disability rights organisations joined with others from across the UK to criticise the UK Government’s human rights record before the United Nations
DEAF AND DISABLED PEOPLE’S ORGANISATIONS (DDPOs) from Scotland and across the UK have contributed to a joint submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Geneva, condemning the UK Government’s record on disability and human rights.
Campaigners celebrate as Scotland bans privateers from benefits system
Scotland leads UK in banishing private firms from welfare assessments
CHARITIES AND UNIONS have hailed a “new age of compassion” and welcomed yesterday’s (Thursday 27 April) announcement that private firms would no longer be allowed to carry out benefits assessments in Scotland.
In Holyrood, the Scottish social security minister, Jeane Freeman MSP, told the chamber that the new agency would create 500 jobs and have running costs of about £150m a year.
One in Five campaign hails creation of £200,000 fund for disabled candidates
Access to Elected Office Fund now open for applications before 2017 local government elections
DISABILITY rights campaigners have celebrated the creation of an access fund for disabled people seeking election in the Scottish local elections next year.