Thursday 31 May 2012
Scotland Cross Party Group vows to tackle social injustices
The Cross Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy in the Scottish Parliament, chaired by Jackie Baillie MSP, met yesterday to discuss the social injustices highlighted in the Inclusion Now report by Scotland's Trailblazers.
The Cross Party Group, after hearing many shocking experiences of accessibility problems, resolved to conduct an inquiry, which will begin in the autumn, into the difficulties faced by young disabled people in Scotland.
The discussions with supporters at the session, including members of the Trailblazers young campaigners network, covered transport, leisure facilities, employment, higher education and tourism.
The meeting was also an opportunity to highlight the urgent need for the commitments made by the NHS in February - to increase care advisor support to three full time posts in Scotland - to be fulfilled.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign provides all the organisational support for the Cross Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy in the Scottish Parliament. For more information about the meeting and the group's activity, please get in touch on 020 7803 4839 or by email to email@example.com