Inclusion Scotland  

Working towards a society where disabled people are equal citizens

Inclusion Scotland (IS) is a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals. Through a process of structured development we aim to draw attention to the physical, social, economic, cultural and attitudinal barriers that affect our everyday lives as disabled people in Scotland. We aim to encourage a wide understanding of those issues throughout mainstream thought in Scotland. In short, we want to reverse the current social exclusion experienced by disabled people through civil dialogue, partnerships, capacity building, education, persuasion, training and advocacy. Read more about Inclusion Scotland.

Inclusion Scotland welcomes your feedback about our website, and organisation. Please click here to let us have your views.

The issues and challenges facing disabled people will soon be better understood thanks to new research made possible with a £5 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

 

Disability Action Northern Ireland and their partners, Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales and Inclusion Scotland have been awarded the grant to carry out Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) project over the next five years. The research will focus on the extent to which disabled people are able to live independently whilst gathering their opinions on how changes could be made.

 

The full press release and more information can be accessed here.  A full statement from the four partner organisations is also available.

 

Following a period of expansion,we are looking to recruit a Finance Officer to ensure the sound recording and reporting of our finances, as the organisation continues to develop.

 

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of using Sage to maintain accounts for multiple funding streams, developing and monitoring budgets, operating robust financial systems, financial analysis and reporting to a Board of Directors. S/he will have first rate communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and have personal or professional experience of disability.

 

You can access the job description and personal specification and application form.

 

For more information please e-mail  Janice@inclusionscotland.org or phone 0141 559 5025.

 

Deadline: 10.00am Monday 30th March 2015

 

Inclusion Scotland particularly welcomes applications from disabled people. Please let us know if you need the application pack in another format.

 

Would you, or your organisation be interested in free membership to Inclusion Scotland? 

 

We are keen to build on the work already done so the voice of disabled people can really be heard by policy makers and enable disabled people to make a real contribution to the improvement of every day life in Scotland.

 

You can join as an individual disabled person or organisations can also take out a membership.  Both are free of charge.

 

For information on becoming a member of Inclusion Scotland please contact us on 0141 559 5025 or email janice@inclusionscotland.org

 

Inclusion Scotland's response to the Smith Commission is now available.

 

We have two new briefings from our Rights Now! project: 

 

Personal Independent Payment

 

Minimising the harm of benefit sanctions

 

Please note that the information is correct at the time of publication and should only be used as guidance, and not a definitive document.

 

 

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