Ensuring support is accessible for everyone

Created on: 17 Apr 2020 | Last modified: 08 Jan 2021

In the context of social distancing and lockdown, some members who are disabled may experience significant challenges in managing work, domestic and family life while restrictions to normal life are in place.

Both physical and mental health conditions can result in individuals being disabled and facing particular difficulties in going about their working and family lives in normal circumstances For many, these will be exacerbated at this time when risk of social isolation is heightened and access to the usual caring supports and networks for many is limited.

Ready Scotland.org offers where to find additional support for groups such as older people, carers, and people with disabilities.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) provides information about mental health and the Equality Act (2010). 

www.justrightscotland.org.uk is Scotland’s legal centre for justice and human rights.