Independent Living in Scotland

Independent living means all disabled people having the same freedom, choice, dignity and control as other citizens at home, at work and in the community. It does not necessarily mean living by yourself or fending for yourself.  It means rights to practical assistance and support to participate in society and live an ordinary life.

The Independent Living in Scotland project (ILiS) is hosted by Inclusion Scotland and works closely with the Disabled People's Independent Living Movement (ILM).

Jim Elder WoodwardJim's Blog
Dr. Jim Elder Woodward OBE is independent Chair of Scottish Independent Living Coalition.He is co-Convenor of the Independent Living Partnership Board,alongside Scottish Goverment. Read Jim's blog  here.

solutionseries1coverSolutions series #thesolutions

The Solutions Series is a series of pop up think tanks that bring people together in coproduction, to seek solutions to a specific barrier to independent living. Click here for the reports

Disabled people people and their organisations have 5 specific asks for health and social care integration. Read more here: Health and Social Care Integration.

This is a short and easy to use directory, and is designed to help you to get in touch with Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) in Scotland.

Download here (PDF)

Latest News

ENABLE Scotland launches #stopthebus

A campaign to enable more people who have learning disabilities to access bus travel by improving access to the concessionary bus travel scheme throughout Scotland.

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Are you Ready for Action Too?

Making disabled people’s rights the reality they face is the responsibility of many people.  ILiS have published a report; ‘Ready for Action Too’; outlining why you might need to be ready for action, and what action you should be ready to take.  Read more and download the report, here.

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2014 Games legacy – funding for sport projects

As part of the legacy of the 2014 Games, new grants are available from Comic Relief and the Games Legacy for organisations in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors to undertake work which improves outcomes for young disabled people, and others, through sport.

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Abolish Social Care Charges

SACT Campaign launches paper showing why social care charges are unjust

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