Have your say on local government disability plans

21st September 2015

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have published a Local Government Delivery Plan that aims to improve outcomes for disabled people in Scotland.

COSLA_logoThe plan has been developed to help local government in Scotland meet the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

COSLA would like to hear your views on the plan, which outlines various commitments including:

  • Encouraging disabled people to participate in local democracy
  • Building the capacity of Disabled People’s Organisations
  • Developing new schemes to support disabled people into employment with the local authority
  • Embedding human rights impact assessments
  • Using the Curriculum for Excellence to ensure that young people leave education with a full understanding of the challenges faced by disabled people
  • Produce information about council policies and services in accessible formats
  • Continuing to support people with disabilities to mitigate the adverse impact of welfare reform

Read the full plan and associated information

To give your views email paula@cosla.gov.uk by 5th November 2015. For more information contact 0131 474 9200.

The Local Delivery Plan has been created to complement The Scottish Government’s National Delivery Plan which is also open for consultation.

 

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