Purpose of the group
- To act as a channel of communication between the Scottish Parliament, disabled people and organisations working or supporting disabled people.
- To provide opportunities for Members of the Scottish Parliament to learn about needs of disabled people and the barriers individuals face excluding them from performing an active role within society.
- To increase awareness and raise the profile of rights for disabled people.
- To put disability on the agenda of the Scottish Parliament.
Non MSP Individuals
John Sutherland MBE
Office of Jeremy Balfour MSP - secretary
Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance, (SATA) – treasurer
Action on Hearing Loss
ASD Fife Community Hub
Carers West Lothian
Cerebral Palsy Scotland
Children’s Health Scotland
Disability Equality Scotland
Down’s Syndrome Scotland
Equality & Rights Network
Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL)
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA)
Guide Dogs Scotland
Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (MND)
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Lothian
Renfrewshire Access Panel
Royal War Blind and Scottish War Blinded
Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU)
Scottish Churches Disability Group (SCDG)
Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD)
Scottish Council on Visual Impairment (SCOVI)
Scottish Disability Sport
Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN)
South Edinburgh Amenities Group (SEAG)
Skills Development Scotland
STUC Disabled Workers’ Committee
Talk Time Edinburgh
Turning Point Scotland
UK Owner Trained Assistance Dogs Campaign for Change (OTADCC)
West Dunbartonshire Access Panel
Cross Party Groups and GDPR
Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have provided them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.