Other Relevant Reports

  • East Lothian Evidence Jan 2006
  • Better Health Better Care Action Plan
    This Action Plan sets out the Government's programme to deliver a healthier Scotland by helping people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.
  • Changing Lives
    The report of the 21st Century Social Work Review sets out a vision for the future direction of social work services. This emphasised the importance of personalised services, the need to engage service users as 'active participants', prevention and earlier intervention, and the need to work with other professionals. It set a 'new direction for social work services in Scotland', around core values including respecting the right to self determination, promoting participation and taking a whole person approach.
  • Community Care Services for People with Sensory Impairment An Action Plan
    This builds on what is already in place and sets out short, medium and long term goals to meet some of the common needs identified by people with sensory impairments themselves
  • Community Care for People with Sensory Impairment an Action Plan Policy and Practice Guidance
    This policy and practice guidance seeks specific action and offers advice to local authorities and their partners on meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment, and on identifying the needs arising from sensory impairment in other client groups.
  • Co-ordinated, integrated and fit for purpose A Delivery Framework for Adult Rehabilitation in Scotland
    Scottish Executive February 2007 The Rehabilitation Framework proposes that rehabilitation should be more accessible, including direct access, provided locally, with a systematic approach to promoting independence and self-management and models used should enable seamless transitions between phases of care.
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
    The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face. This Act gives disabled people rights in the areas of access to goods, facilities and services, transport, buying or renting land or property as well as in employment and education.
  • Disability Discrimination Act 2005
    In April 2005 a new Disability Discrimination Act was passed by Parliament, which amends or extends existing provisions in the DDA 1995, including:
    • ensuring that discrimination law covers all the activities of the public sector
    • requiring public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people
  • The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland (2006)
    This promotes the principles of greater recognition of and respect for unpaid carers as key partners and providers and the need to develop a rights based policy framework to support unpaid carers.
  • Fair for All - Disability
    Good practice guidance produced in partnership between the Scottish Executive Health Department and the Disability Rights Commission. It is designed to assist all staff in NHS Scotland to understand and meet their responsibilities under part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act. Part 3 covers rights of access to goods, services, facilities and premises for disabled people. The guidance is about improving access and removing the barriers which disabled people experience when they use NHS services.
  • In-Control
    In-control’s mission is to play a key role in the creation of a new system of social care, in which people will control their support, their money and their lives as valued citizens.
  • Moving Forward: Review of NHS Wheelchair and Seating Services in Scotland (March 2004)
    This recommends a service redesign which will create a national service locally delivered with an increased number of centre, local facilities and clinics, with provision based on service user and carer requirements, out of hours support, support for privately purchased wheelchairs, with every individual should have an agreed mobility and seating plan.
  • Report of the Disability Working Group
    Executive response sets out their recommendations for the Scottish Executive, local authorities, employers, educators, community care providers etc. Recommendations in the report provide both an agenda for immediate action and a platform to build onto improve equality for disabled people in Scotland.
  • A Scoping study on the Needs of, and Services to Younger Disabled People Including Those With early Onset Dementia, in Scotland
    SE Social Research 2006

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Last Reviewed: 13/06/2011