Human Rights supporting ACTION in Integration

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 4th September 2018

At the ALLIANCE, Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event, delegates attended workshops in different zones.

The zones showcased people and organisations working on innovative, engaging and co-produced projects that aim to improve outcomes for people who access support and services in Scotland.  Find out what was discussed in the Human Rights zone.

These sessions were led by Chloe Trew and Dr. Alison Hosie from the Scottish Human Rights Commission, with support from the ALLIANCE. In the morning, delegates were introduced to the rights to health and independent living, human rights approaches and the rights based PANEL Principles (participation, accountability, non-discrimination and equality, empowerment and legality). In the afternoon we explored Human Rights Based Budgeting and what this could mean for Scotland. Both sessions inspired delegates do more work in their communities to help spread the word about how to find out more – and claim – our human rights.

Main points for action:

  • People need to know more about human rights, including the rights to health and to independent living.
  • People should be empowered to consider what actions in their lives and their organisations currently meet – or could meet – the rights based PANEL principles.
  • Better understanding of human rights budget work is and why we should do it.
  • Understand how to scrutinise budget decisions through a human rights lens.

Other zones at the event included Active, Brexit, Design, Outcomes, LearningGaun Yersel, Young People and Community.

Find our more about Action: The 2nd Health and Social Care Integration event.

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