SCLD believes everyone should be valued and respected for who they are and what they contribute as equal citizens. Human Rights provide a robust framework for achieving this by protecting the rights and strengthening the voices of marginalised groups including people with learning disabilities. We advocate a human rights based approach to policy and practice to ensure that rights such as dignity; non-discrimination; participation and inclusion; respect for difference; equality of opportunity and accessibility are upheld and secured for all.
SNAP Health and Social Care Action Group
SCLD is a member of the SNAP Health and Social Care Action Group. The role of the group is to identify opportunities for using human rights as a driver for change in health and social care and challenge and lobby for greater change to achieve this.
The group is working towards the following outcomes:
- People understand and embrace the value of human rights, asserting them in all parts of their lives.
- People are empowered to shape and direct decisions that affect their human rights.
- Organisations providing public services value and put human rights at the heart of everything they do.
- Inequality of people’s life outcomes, because of who they are or where they live, has been dramatically reduced.
- Inequality of people’s access to quality services, because of who they are or where they live, has been dramatically reduced.
- People feel that they are treated with dignity when using public services, irrespective of who they are or where they live.
UNCRPD – UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
SNAP – Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights
SHRC – Scottish Human Rights Commission