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My Rights

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When you become 16 and 18 years old you are given adult rights.

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  • Drink alcohol at 18.
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This means they are allowed to do adult things like:

  • Get married at 16
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  • Vote in elections at 18

The law says you must be 18 years old or older to buy alcohol from a shop or pub.

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If you want to buy alcohol, you can use a Young Scot National Entitlement Card to show you are over 18 years old or older.

You can get these from your school or a Highland Council Service Point.

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Everyone has these rights but some people need help to make decisions in their life.

You can have these benefits paid into your bank account, if you have one.

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You can get help to open a bank account and to fill out any forms.

You need to know where to ask for that help.

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The government gives money to people called benefits.

When you turn 16 years old, you are allowed to look after your benefits.

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Many disabled people are not treated equally.

That means they are not treated the same as everyone else.

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You can join groups of people who work together to make things better and more equal.

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The Government and the law say that this should not happen.


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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.