New films show the power of human rights to improve people’s health and care in Scotland. They can be used by charities, the voluntary sector and trade unions to enable people to assert their human rights.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have joined forces to launch a series of short films highlighting the power of human rights to improve people’s health and the care and support they access.
Produced as part of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP), the five short films share people’s experiences of using human rights to challenge and improve the quality of the health and care services they use. The films highlight how human rights have been used in dementia care, mental health detention, advocacy, youth work and services for disabled people.
The films are part of a new website that brings together materials and information for anyone interested in human rights in health and social care.
Cath Denholm, Director of Strategy at NHS Health Scotland, said:
“Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of health. This is a fundamental principle which should underline all our efforts to reduce health inequalities in Scotland. NHS Health Scotland actively supports SNAP and I hope that many people will find this new resource to be helpful.”
The five films are available online