A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: delivery plan

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This Delivery Plan is built around five longer-term ambitions and a set of ninety-three actions. These are specifically focused to secure the next step in transformational change that is required and can be taken over the lifetime of the current Scottish Parliament.

The Delivery Plan sets out the Scottish Government's approach to policy for disabled people. It is based unequivocally on the social model of disability as opposed to the medical model, which lays the blame on the impairment, rather than on society's inability to provide for their needs, rights, and aspirations.

 It is also rooted firmly in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and in the aim of the independent living movement, which is that disabled people can live the life they choose, participating equally alongside other citizens in their families, communities, workplaces and wider society, with the support they need.