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The Convention is made up of 50 articles which are given in full. The Convention clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced.

Rural life may have its attractions, particularly in Scotland’s most beautiful areas, but there may be a price to pay. This article presents the problems of living in remote areas. Rural Scotland tends to have a greater proportion of elderly people in rural areas and so a great incidence of dementia.

This article, pages 8 and 9, covers news and views from the second national service user involvement conference in Birmingham. Using results of a consultation at the event, DDN looks at whether service users had been offered choices about treatment - and whether those choices had worked well for them.