DECLARATION will take place at Summerhall in Edinburgh from 2-3 March 2017. The festival is the result of a unique partnership between the Mental Health Foundation, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), NHS Health Scotland, NHS Lothian, the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Recovery Network.
The organisations behind Declaration have come together as part of Scotland’s National Action Plan on Human Rights (SNAP), and the programme is based around the SNAP themes of Better Culture, Better Lives and Better World. The festival is continuing to explore the First Minister’s vow to ‘do even more even better on incorporating human rights in Scotland’, and is part of an on-going commitment to the right to health and social care in Scotland.
Thu 2 March
7 – 9.30pm
Dissection Room, Summerhall
What is the role of the welfare system when it comes to protecting our right to health? Declaration’s 2017 programme opens with a reception and discussion event including a free screening of I Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s Palme D’Or winning film about a joiner from Newcastle who ends up destitute after a heart attack because the benefits system declares him fit to work. This event is a co-presentation with Take One Action.