Campaigning

Informed by the disabled people our organisations work with and other research, DAS campaigns are focused on the issues that will have the most impact.

Key issues for disabled people in Scotland

DAS believes the General Election on June 8th must give greater weight to the issues that affect disabled people. For them, the election could have far-reaching implications, affecting equality and the rights and services that they depend on more than most.

The UNCRPD is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities. On Friday the 16th of September 2016, DAS and Inclusion Scotland are running a joint event at Touchbase in Glasgow to canvass views on the UNCRDP and the rights of disabled people.

DAS is focused on delivering its three pre-election pledges and identifying future policy areas where it can influence and campaign for change on behalf of disabled people.

Highlighting employment, social security, stigma and discrimination, download the DAS Pledge here.

Following the Scottish independence referendum, the Smith Commission recommended that power over elements of welfare and social security be devolved to Scotland.

Our manifestos for 2011 and 2015 can be accessed here.

Employment remains a key policy area for DAS and is currently on the agenda at both the UK and Scottish Parliaments.

Transport is always a big issue for disabled people and DAS has recently contributed to the following consultation exercises:

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