A Scottish disability charity will consider joining forces with other human rights organisations to take legal action against “discriminatory” and “disproportionate” proposals for compulsory photo ID.
The number of people receiving home care who have died over the last year has increased by 71 per cent, prompting calls for scrutiny.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission has raised “deep concerns” as new research highlights many people relying on social care packages at home have had those reduced or completely withdrawn.
Women have been forced to perform more unpaid labour during the Covid-19 crisis with their collective lost earnings or productivity equating to more than £15m a day in Scotland, according to a new report.
Care packages for disabled people have been suspended with immediate affect due to staff pressures resulting from the coronavirus epidemic.
The Ferret and HuffPost investigate the impact of government austerity policy on the lives of disabled people in Scotland.
Many of Scotland's poorest communities have been hit hardest by cuts to disability benefits with over £56 million lost in annual payments, The Ferret can reveal.