The team at UN House Scotland has produced a Parliamentary One Pager (POP) which outlines the significance of the provisions provided by the Disabled Children And Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill as well as its impact on a critical community in Scotland.
The recent pandemic and ongoing cost of living crisis has disproportionately affected disabled people and their families. It has highlighted pre-existing inequalities and challenges faced by disabled young people, including access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities.
Supporting disabled young people during the transition to adulthood is critical in ensuring that these families do not get left behind, that disabled young people are welcomed into the opportunities offered by growing up.
To ensure that disabled children and young people receive the support they need during the transition to adulthood, a duty is placed on local authorities.They should develop and publish plans for providing support to disabled young people and ensure that those plans are reviewed and updated regularly.
This has been widely welcomed by disability rights groups and advocacy organisations as a fundamental step forward in improving the lives of disabled young people in Scotland.
The POP is available to view and download at the link below:
Thank you to all of those involved in the creation of this POP, including writers Noura Mahmoud, Kyra White, Mary Hargest, Beccie White, Eilidh Maclean, May Lutyens-Humfrey and Isabelle Landy.
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