The Scottish Government is committed to delivering equality and human rights for disabled people across Scotland by addressing independent living.

The rights to independent living are enshrined within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the Human Rights Act 1998, and the Equality Act 2010.

The UNCRPD is an international human rights agreement written by and for disabled people. It states that disabled people have and should enjoy the same human rights as everyone else.

Scotland’s approach to implementing the Convention complements the Scottish Government’s existing work to promote disability equality and independent living for all disabled people.