Independent Living in Scotland

Independent living means all disabled people having the same freedom, choice, dignity and control as other citizens at home, at work and in the community. It does not necessarily mean living by yourself or fending for yourself.  It means rights to practical assistance and support to participate in society and live an ordinary life.

The Independent Living in Scotland ILiS is part of Inclusion Scotland and works closely with the Disabled People's Independent Living Movement (ILM).

Situations Vacant is out now! Read about what needs to happen to reduce the employment gap for disabled people.

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Situations Vacant in BSL


Our Employer's Specification explains how to help disabled people get into and stay in work. Read it here.

A Fairer Scotland for Disabled PeopleOur Space, Our Place.
A disabled people’s report about the barriers we face in accessing our rights to housing, and the solutions. Read the report here
Download "The facts" here
Watch our video here.

Directory - now updated for 2018!

A short and easy to use directory to help you get in touch with Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) in Scotland.
Download here (PDF)

 Brexit and disability rights
What does Brexit really mean for disabled people in Scotland? What would a ‘fair Brexit’ look like for disabled people? Read our report on protecting and advancing disability rights post Brexit. 
Plain English version hereEasy Read here.


Latest News

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The Solutions Series is a series of pop up think tanks that bring people together in coproduction, to seek solutions to a specific barrier to independent living.

Read our most recent report Making room: identifying, planning and delivering accessible homes for disabled people in Scotland.  Click here for word version; Click here for PDF version.

Click here to read the other solutions series reports.