Scottish Care has published two new reports on the implementation of Self-directed Support (SDS) legislation.
Towards the end of last year, we at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) made the decision to update our ‘Being Human’ think piece, which looks at the role of human rights based approaches to health and social care in Scotland.
Report of a peer research project exploring the meaning of the right to health for people who face inequalities and may struggle to access support.
Over the last nine months Scottish Care has published two human rights documents, the Convention on the Rights of Residents in Care Homes for Adults and Older People and two weeks ago at the annual Care at Home and Housing Support Conference, the Convention on the Rights of People receiving Care at Home and Housing Support Services. Both were products of collaborative work where individuals who used support services articulated their sense of what constituted for them basic rights and quality in service provision.
The Mental Welfare Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission have published a report which aims to improve recognition of people’s human rights when receiving mental health care in Scotland.
Increasing the focus on human rights is a core commitment of the Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy, 2012 – 2015. The report, Human Rights In Mental Health Care In Scotland, was delivered to the Scottish Government by both Commissions at an event held in late 2015..
The report highlights key activities that 17 key organisations and services are now undertaking to progress the human rights agenda, and identifies challenges and opportunities for the future in realising people’s human rights.
Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP) is a roadmap for the realisation of all internationally recognised human rights.