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New devolved benefits – Attendance Allowance survey

The Scottish Government Social Security Directorate, Disability and Carer Benefits Policy Team are working on the new devolved benefits for Scotland. At the moment they are looking for feedback from individuals who may qualify for Attendance Allowance. The link to the short survey will help shape the new Scottish benefits system. You do not have […]

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Discover Digital: for your health and wellbeing

Discover Digital: for your health and wellbeing‚Äô¬†is a new awareness week in Dundee (21 October) and Glasgow (22 ‚Äď 26 October) will champion technology in health and wellbeing. The week aims to shine a light on how the public can use their smart phones, computers and other tech to improve their lives. ¬† Discover Digital¬†consists […]

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Glasgow Queen Street Redevelopment

A new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights has now been installed on West George Street where the road meets Dundas Street and leads to Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Social Security Scotland disability assistance assessment announcement

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People made a statement to Parliament, about her plans to ensure that dignity and respect is embedded in the Scottish Government’s approach to disability assistance assessments. Ms Somerville announced that assessments for disability support will be carried out by our new agency Social Security Scotland. She also […]

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Glasgow Disability Alliance – Learning Festival Change of Date

Glasgow Disability AllianceLearning Festival 2018 Change of DateNew date: Tuesday 16th October

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Artlink Information October – November 2018

Please see below for gallery and library events designed for individuals with sight loss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink 0131 229 3555 option 1¬† kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk Planes, Trains and AutomobilesWednesday 17 October, 10:15 am – 3:30 pmScottish National Portrait […]

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Free Access Auditing Course in Glasgow

With money raised by HealthShine through The Health Lottery, Glasgow Access Panel will be running an access auditing course, open to any disabled person in the Glasgow area. The next session of this course will take place on Friday the 28th of September at the Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living, running from 10:300am to approximately […]

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Copy The English!

A couple of months ago the Department of Transport announced it was urging local authorities to ‚Äėfreeze‚Äô shared space projects which were in the planning stage. The idea of shared spaces is to to put more responsibility on people to drive, walk and cycle considerately. Such shared spaces have become numerous over the last few […]

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Cross Party Group On Visual Impairment

The next CPG on Visual Impairment will be held on the 11th September at 1p at the Scottish Parliament. The next meeting is the Annual General Meeting, which means there will be the¬†election of office bearers, which is part of the rules of engagement for CPGs. Following this, the key topic of discussion, as decided […]

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Access Barriers At Music Events

¬† A charity is asking people with disabilities to contribute to new online research about accessibility issues at live music events and nightclubs, and by acting as ‚Äėmystery shoppers‚Äô at gigs and events.The research is being conducted by the Attitude is Everything charity, which works to make live events more accessible for people with disabilities. […]

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