Keep Right'Summit 2015 - Getting our Rights right'

‘Summit 2015 – Getting our Rights right’ was the first-ever national Annual Disabled People's Summit in Scotland. Taking place in December 2015, it came during the open consultation on the Scottish Government’s draft Delivery Plan on the UNCRPD and offered an opportunity for many stakeholders to come together to explore the proposals and identify steps forward.

The Summit was chaired by Stephen Naysmith, Social Affairs Correspondent at The Herald, and guest speakers included Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment Marco Biagi MSP, Alastair Pringle, Hilary Third and Dr Jim Elder-Woodward OBE. There was also a though-provoking performance by Glasgow Disability Alliance’s Purple Poncho Players, which was very well received by those in attendance.

ILiS is exceptionally proud to have been given the opportunity to organise this Summit and we are delighted that the event was such a success. We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to make Scotland’s first-ever Disabled People’s Summit so memorable. We would also like to thank those of you who couldn’t make it along but offered messages of support or followed the event on social media.  

ILiS has since issued a response to the Scottish Government consultation on the UNCRPD, collating all of the information gathered from the Summit. This report can be downloaded below, as a PDF or in Word format.

Also available below: the full Summit programme (in various formats), the PowerPoint presentation for the day and the speeches given by Jim Elder Woodward and Alastair Pringle.

Disabled People's Summit 2015 Report - Jan 2016.pdf

Disabled Peoples Summit 2015 Report - Jan 2016.docx

Summit Programme

Summit Programme Easy Read

PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation (Large Print)

Jim Elder-Woodward Presentation - Summit 2015

Alastair Pringle Speech - Summit 2015