Health and Social Care

Action Group

Under SNAP 1, the Health and Social Care Action Group was created to help advance the action plan. The Action Group was co-chaired by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and NHS Health Scotland (now Public Health Scotland). The members included representatives of civil society organisations and public bodies, and rights holders.

A dedicated website was developed for the Action Group by the ALLIANCE and is now included in the ALLIANCE’s website.

Films and Case Study

As part of this work, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the ALLIANCE and NHS Health Scotland joined forces to launch a series of short films highlighting the power of human rights to improve people’s health and the care and support they access. The films highlight how human rights have been used in dementia care, mental health detention, advocacy, youth work and services for disabled people.

Featuring interviews with people whose rights have been affected, as well as charities and voluntary organisations that work with them, the films are a practical resource to help organisations providing services to embed human rights in their work.

A case study on human rights in practice in health was also produced.

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