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latest news

New wave of protests to target 'fitness to work' company

Disabled activists are planning a new wave of protests aimed ...more

Most social workers have seen abuse in residential care

Eight out of ten social workers have witnessed abuse in ...more

Atos doctors under investigation could be struck off

Twelve doctors employed by the firm that is paid £100m ...more

coming events
05 Sep 2011

HearFirst's deaf awareness training dates

HearFirst have a selection of one-day courses aimed at front line ...more

06 Sep 2011

The Management Centre's London-based skills training schedule

Refresh your skill set after the summer break with The ...more

08 Sep 2011

Using the public sector equality duty conference

Using the Public Sector Equality Duty – a tool for ...more

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Disability services
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Disability Information Scotland

UPDATE is Scotland’s foremost disability information service, providing across-the-board disability-related information to organisations in the voluntary, public and private sectors as well as to individual members of the public.

We provide member organisations and agencies with cost-effective support services and resources that facilitate good practice and build capacity.

Members of the public can get general information and contact details of appropriate local or specialist services from our telephone helpline or on this website.

SCOOP Database

SCOOP is our versatile, easy to use, online database of Scottish disability-related information. Full version available only to member organisations by subscription, SCOOP contains thousands of records of reliable, up-to-date and impartial disability information.

Whatever disability or impairment, wherever in Scotland - if we don’t know, we know who does.

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We operate a fast, professional and cost-effective transcription service. Concentrating on small and medium-sized documents that we can process very quickly, such as leaflets, newsletters, correspondence, minutes and the like, means our turnaround times are fast and competitive. We can transcribe documents into Braille, audio CD, digital audio, paper (large print) and electronic formats.

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