What Scotland’s White Paper means for people with disabilities

What Scotland’s White Paper means for people with disabilities

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On Tuesday 26th November the Scottish Government published its White Paper on Scottish Independence called Scotland's Future - A Guide. It looks at lots of issues across Scotland and many of these issues will benefit people with disabilities and their families even though they are not menitioned directly.  For example many families with disabled children will benefit from the extra childcare on offer as both parents will be able to go out to work and the families will be better off. The main policy statements that affect people with disabilities directly are An end to the welfare reform changes.  The paper suggests that by 2016, the government's move of people to Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment will not have got very far and so it will be stopped.  People…
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