Introduction to Manifesto For Inclusion by Dr Ann Wilson, Convener
In 2005 Inclusion Scotland launched the 'Manifesto for Inclusion'. This valuable document is a guide for policy makers that provides an insight into the hopes and aspirations of disabled people for a truly inclusive lifestyle. This was a ground breaking initiative, being the first time a manifesto had been written and presented by disabled people ourselves and was greeted with enthusiasm by policy makers, academics and disabled people.
We promised a living, evolving document that we would revisit many times. We regarded it as a starting point and not an end in itself. With 'Policy into Practice' we are fulfilling that promise.
The Manifesto has been revisited, revised and re-launched. The insertion of new issues reflects our responses to topical areas of concern.
'Policy into Practice' continues to reflect the views of disabled people throughout Scotland. Thanks must also go to the work of the members of the Contact 100 special interest groups. The appointment of a dedicated Policy Officer will support and inform these groups in their future endeavours. The groups will also be able to expand to involve more disabled people.
Now that there is a duty for public bodies to meaningfully involve and engage with disabled people, this updated manifesto is a call to politicians and policy and decision makers in both the public and private sectors to work in partnership with us to establish mechanisms where we can address and redress the barriers that exclude us.
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