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).
STOP PRESS...8th September, 2015. The Scottish Government and CoSLA launch their draft plans on how they will progress disabled people’s human rights. You can tell them what you think. Read more here.
The consultations close on 4th January, 2016 (Scottish Government) and 8th November, 2015 (CoSLA).
Solutions 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
Accessible toilets are there for everyone who needs as a result of a disability. ILiS, Grace and South Lanarkshire Disability Partnership are working on changes to the WC sign to show this. We want the sign to appear on a toilet door near you soon. Read more at Grace’s Page
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)
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.
Disabled people people and their organisations have 5 specific asks for health and social care integration. Read more here: Health and Social Care Integration.
Click here to read it.
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.
Research Scotland has compiled a report from the Transport Accessibility Summit, which took place in Edinburgh in March 2015. The event was organised by Transport Scotland and gave disabled people an opportunity to discuss what improvements can be made to make public transport more accessible.
You can read the report here.