Charter Of Rights Presented In Scotland
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
October 30, 2002
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND--The voluntary brain injury organization Rehab Scotland has developed the first "Charter of Rights" for people with disabilities in Scotland.
According to charity officials, the document details what every person with a disability should expect from health services, along with their rights to training and employment.
George Harris, who receives services through Rehab Scotland said the charter is a step in the right direction, particularly for people with brain injuries.
"It's something that's not reached the forefront yet."
"It's not really a recognized thing because you don't see a brain injury," Harris added. "Until it happens to yourself you don't think it exists and that's a problem."
"The charter has the rights of the clients and it has the responsibilities of the clients," Alasdair Gordon, a tutor with Rehab Scotland told the BBC. "In other words, they are not just merely passive individuals who come here to get whatever we care to throw at them."
"They themselves have important rights and they themselves have the responsibilities that go with these rights. I think it's a very positive step forward."