Our Values

There are five key values or principles that inform the work of Radical Visions:

We are all the same: We share a common humanity uncompromised by the extent of any disability or disadvantage we have, undiluted by any requirement we have for additional help and support.

We are all different: Our claim to our own unique personality is not determined by an assessment of any deficits we are perceived to have, but is upheld by the mere fact of our humanity.

We are all of equal value: Our claim that all human beings have equal value and status is confirmed by right within international and domestic law. It is illegal to treat me as less than human, or to treat me as less significant or important than other human beings, on account of any disability I might have.

We all have legal capacity: Each of us has the same legal capacity as each other in all aspects of our lives and each of us requires the appropriate level and type of support in decision-making that will allow us to sustain our legal capacity, no matter how severe our disability.

We all need each other: Interpersonal relationships are vital to our personal development. Serious constrictions in our relationships undermine our health and well-being and are ultimately life-threatening. This is all the more true for those who face the risk of losing relationships through institutionalisation. 

 


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Radical Visions Podcast Teaser

Radical Visions Podcast Teaser

Tune in to our new podcast!

Statement of Intent

Statement of Intent

Radical Visions for Social Care is a national person-led, human rights driven, policy and ideas platform describing and campaigning for systems-level solutions in health and social care enabling citizens to be…

Launch of Radical Visions for Social Care

Launch of Radical Visions for Social Care

Today sees the launch of Radical Visions for Social Care - an Independent Policy Voice in Scottish Health and Social Care.

Deinstitutionalisation webinars

Deinstitutionalisation webinars

An inclusive and welcoming community? Not when institutions exist.

Launch of A New Way Home

Launch of A New Way Home

In this webinar, John Dalrymple and Frances Brown discuss their work and their new guide.

We Are One Festival

We Are One Festival

Highlights from the first CitizenFest which took place in and around Glasgow’s Merchant City area in August 2019.