We Need To Talk About Buses

We Need To Talk About Buses

Accessible Politics, Campaign, Information
BUSES are a big deal. Especially for people with little by way of alternative options at their disposal, such as the bulk of people with learning disabilities. For years now Scotland’s government, bus companies and other organisations have been working hard to make buses more accessible for vulnerable people. At present, as well as travel accessibility being a core area of the Scottish government’s Fairer Scotland for Disabled People plan, which includes the developing Disability Travel Hub, it is also an aim of the new Transport Bill. So on paper it is fair to say that progress is being made.  So why are people with learning disabilities feeling as though bus travel still does not meet their accessibility needs? Bad Experiences As most people who work with people with learning…
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Seeking a fairer Scotland

Seeking a fairer Scotland

Information
THE recent LDAS 2018 conference welcomed delegates from across the country to examine whether Scotland is becoming a fairer place for people with learning disabilities to live. The Scottish Government’s 5-year Fairer Scotland plan to change the lives of people with learning disabilities and ensure their human rights are realised formed the basis of the conference ‘A Fairer Scotland – How do we get there?’ The delivery plan for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is now in its second year and has set out five long-term ambitions aimed at ‘transforming’ the lives of disabled people in Scotland for the better. Among the LDAS conference delegates less than half, 45%, said they knew about the Fairer Scotland plan compared with 35% who said they did not.…
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