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 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.
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
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Join the debate and look out for discussions around our Solutions Series events at #thesolutions
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)
'Bad news for disabled people
Minister tells Glasgow City Council that the new Self-Directed Support Act is not an excuse for charging disabled people more money.
Victory For Independent Living Rights In English Appeal Court
The Disability Research Consortium