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Consultation on United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD): summary of responses - Easy Read version

Published: 18 Nov 2016
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Equality and rights
ISBN:
9781786525666

Presents a summary of the analysis from the consultation on our Draft Delivery Plan for 2016 to 2020 on the UNCRPD.

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Consultation on United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD): summary of responses - Easy Read version
Outcomes

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Outcomes

Section 2 of the plan sets out the 4 Outcomes that the Scottish Government and Disabled People Organisations agreed on to achieve the rights of disabled people.

UN Disability Rights

Disabled people should have equal and inclusive access to the following 4 everyday matters.

Not all of the people who attended the consultation agreed with the outcomes because of the gaps in section 1.

Outcome 1

Disabled people should have equal and inclusive access to everyday needs. Some examples of the everyday needs are listed below.

  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Tourism
  • Culture
  • Sport

Community

Most people felt that the commitments in this part of the plan would help.

There was agreement that a disability awareness campaign is needed. This is to raise public awareness of barriers that disabled people face. This was not just physical barriers. It is to include other peoples' attitudes towards disability too.

Some people also spoke about the need for more training about disability and equality.

Training

Some also thought the commitments were not enough.

Outcome 2

Disabled people should get equal and inclusive access to healthcare provision and support for independent living. Disabled people should have control over support for disabled children.

Group

Most people felt that the commitments in this part of the plan would help.

Some people thought that parts of the plan were focussed on people with certain disabilities when it should include all disabled people.

Many people with different diasabilities

There were some parts of the plan that were focussed on people who worked for the NHS. Some people thought this should be everywhere people worked.

Child Internet Safety plans should include vulnerable adults too.

Access to Internet

The learning and development framework for foster carers of disabled children should include all parents and carers of disabled children.

Group of children

Some parts of the plan for outcome 2 are not clear in what the commitments are.

Some people wondered why only this outcome made mention of children. Some thought that children should be included in other outcomes too.

Outcome 3

Disabled people should get equal and inclusive access to education or work.

College, Work Place, Benefits

Most people felt that the commitments in this part of the plan would help.

Disabled people who are unemployed should get equal and inclusive access to support and the maximum money they are entitled too.

People thought that school leavers should be supported in getting into college or university. Support should also be given to school leavers who are trying to find a job. The Disability Employment Service in Scotland should focus on individual support needs of disabled people get into work.

Support writing

People were unhappy with the way the Department of Work and Pensions ( DWP) deal with benefit claims people make now. People were unhappy with cuts being made to their disability benefits. People wanted the Scottish Government to keep protecting them from benefit cuts made by the UK Government.

Employment and Support Allowance

People made suggestions for the future Scottish social security system.

Benefits evidence

Outcome 4

Disabled people should be able to access the justice system without discrimination. Disabled people are also entitled to their personal and private rights being protected.

Ethics

Most people felt that the commitments in this part of the plan would help.

Most people spoke about hate crime and how people can be educated and made aware of it. Some people thought the public do not know what hate crime is and how it can affect disabled people. Other people thought that disabled people should know how to report hate crime and who to report it to.

Fist

Part of the plan was about violence against disabled women and girls. Some people thought that this should include disabled men and boys too.

Call names

People spoke about inclusive communication and information being available in accessible formats. They agreed that there was not enough information available in accessible formats.

Communication aid

People also spoke about accessibility of sites and services. Some people said there was too much focus on people who use wheelchairs. Barriers that disabled people who do not use wheelchairs face should also be included in the plan.

Group of elderly people

Three ways on how the plan can be delivered

Each of the 4 outcomes focus differently on what the plan wants to achieve. Most people thought that there are 3 ways on how the plan can be delivered.

Plan

The 3 ways are

1. Disabled people are empowered to participate fully

2. Communication is accessible and inclusive to all

3. Raising awareness of the barriers disabled people have every day.

Comments

Some people thought that the plan could have been easier to read and more user friendly.

Group of people

Some people thought that more importance should have been made on engaging and listening to disabled people.

The most important points people made were about the lack of focus on some areas. These included social care and mental health.


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