The Scottish Government and CoSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities which represents many of Scotland’s local councils) launched consultations on their plans for action on the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
They want you to tell them what you think of their plans. These plans set out what actions they will take to ensure that disabled people enjoy their human rights under the UNCRPD. They launched their plans for consultation on 8 September 2015.
You can download the consultations from:
Scottish Government (consultation ends 4 January, 2016): http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/09/6979
CoSLA (consultation ends 8 November, 2015): http://www.cosla.gov.uk/news/2015/09/sg-and-cosla-launch-disability-plans-consultation
Independent Living in Scotland (ILiS) has produced a resource pack for disabled people, their organisations and others to help them respond to the consultations. It will be useful for organisations who want to stage engagement events with their disabled people members. You will find lots of background information about the UNCRPD and about what disabled people say Scottish Government and CoSLA need to do to make our rights the reality.
The Resource Pack can be downloaded from: http://www.ilis.co.uk/get-active/2015-uncrpd-consultations-by-scottish-government-and-cosla