Consultation on the role of the Scottish Health Council: Strengthening people’s voices in health and social care

Closing Date: Friday 6 October 2017 About this Consultation The Scottish Health Council is part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It was set up in 2005. The Scottish Health Council works to: Make sure the NHS in Scotland listens to the public and takes account of your views. Involves people and communities in planning health services Helps the NHS in Scotland to improve how it involves the public The Scottish Government and other organisations have worked with the Scottish Health Council to set up Our Voice. Our Voice is about involving lots of different people and communities in Scotland in helping
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Accessible Travel Framework Surveys

  Scottish Disability Equality Forum is working with Transport Scotland to undertake research into Accessible Travel.  In September 2016, Transport Scotland published Scotland’s first Accessible Travel Framework.  This is a new plan, co-produced with disabled people to help improve their access to travel. Transport Scotland has a vision that all disabled people can travel with the same freedom, choice, dignity and opportunity as others. Our research involves gathering the views of disabled people on how you find travelling on public transport just now, and how Transport Scotland’s work to apply the framework can best help improve accessibility for disabled people.
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Weekly Poll – Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and The Motability Scheme

This week’s poll centres on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and The Motability Scheme.   The Motability Scheme provides an affordable way for disabled people to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance. Motability, the charity which runs the support scheme for vehicles, recently revealed more than 50,000 people have had their cars reclaimed since Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was launched in 2013, replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA).   For more information about The Motability Scheme and Personal Independence Payment (PIP), please visit the following links:   http://www.motability.co.uk/   https://www.gov.uk/pip/overview   Our question this week
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Transport Scotland – Improving Parking in Scotland

Closing Date: Friday 30 June 2017 About this consultation Transport Scotland want your views on improving the management of parking across Scotland and making regulation more consistent. The consultation asks how Transport Scotland can improve the clarity of the laws of parking, what restrictions should be applied and the exceptions that should be granted. Transport Scotland also aimed this consultation to local authorities to ask them how they can deliver an integrated approach to managing parking, how we should tackle displacement of vehicles and support the town centre regeneration, as well as improving accessibility to all.     How to tell us what you think To
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Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017 – 2023

Closing Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017 About this consultation The Scottish Government and the Minister with responsibility for British Sign Language (BSL) has launched a consultation on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017 – 2023. Throughout this document British Sign Language will be referred to as BSL. BSL is a language in its own right, with its own grammar, syntax and vocabulary. It is a language that enables many of our Deaf and Deafblind citizens learn, work, parent, be creative, live life to the full, and to make their contribution to our communities, our culture and our
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