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

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.

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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. Click here for the reports.
**New Plotting A Course – Brexit and disabled people’s rights **

Directory - now updated for 2018!

This is a short and easy to use directory, and is designed to help you to get in touch with Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) in Scotland.

Download here (PDF)

A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People

A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People

On 2nd December 2016, Jeane Freeman MSP Minister for Social Security launched the Scottish Governments plan for how they will deliver the rights of disabled people. Read the plan here:

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Brexit and disability rights: a statement of principles

The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) whilst Scotland voted to remain. What does this really mean for disabled people in Scotland?

What would a ‘fair Brexit’ look like for disabled people?

Read our statement of principles about Brexit and consider how we can protect and advance disability rights once we leave the EU.

Plain English version here

Easy Read here

Employers: here's what disabled people need from you!

Our Employers' Specification sets out what employers need to do to help disabled people get into work, stay in work and get on in work. We would love to discuss it with any employers who are interested. Read it here

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