A Fairer Scotland for disabled people – new delivery plan to 2021 on UN Convention on rights of persons with disabilities

The Scottish Government has published a new delivery plan for disabled people’s rights based around five ambitions which aim to aid independent living, safeguard decent incomes and fairer working lives including removing the barriers to employment, improve accessibility, promote active participation, and protect the rights of disabled people.

The 93 actions outlined in the plan include halving the employment gap for disabled people, offering the highest level of financial support to disabled Modern Apprentices and introducing a new work experience programme. They will also enable the delivery of more accessible homes and transport, and working with local authorities to ensure effective points of transition into all levels of education.

Chief Executive of Inclusion Scotland, Dr Sally Witcher OBE, said the plan set out a “positive direction of travel” towards a fairer Scotland.

Read more:  http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/12/3049