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Policy & Campaigns

We recognise that by working with others we can deliver better results, both in terms of our services and in our campaigning, for disabled people.

We therefore work with, and learn from, those who use our services, their carers and families, the wider community of disabled people in Scotland and other like-minded voluntary organisations or charities.

Photo from the Capability Scotland film showing a woman in a wheelchair

Focus on: Disability Agenda Scotland (DAS)

DAS is an alliance of Scotland’s major disability organisations, including Capability Scotland, Enable Scotland, RNIB, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, SAMH and Sense Scotland.

Together our experience, expertise and interests cover physical disability, sensory impairment, learning disability, communication support needs and mental health. Working closely with the thousands of disabled children, young people and adults, families and carers involved with the member organisations, DAS aims to:

  • Influence public policy and legislation.
  • Provide a forum for decision makers and influencers to obtain advice and information.
  • Promote a better understanding of the diverse experiences, needs and aspirations of disabled people.
 
Jim Elder-Woodward

Close alliances with others help us advance common goals and to secure common interests. 

Woman standing outside the Scottish Parliament

We work with disabled people across Scotland to influence Government policy, legislation, practice and attitudes. 

Read about Capability Scotland's campaigns

Do you have a pressing issue that you think deserves national attention? We are always happy to discuss any potential campaign, just get in touch.

Read about Capability Scotland's campaigns

Capability Scotland is involved in a range of research with a particular focus on disabled children and young people.